Apr 24, 2018  
2017-2018 University Catalog 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, BS


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About the Program

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) at Purdue University is in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Undergraduate majors in SLHS obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Courses at the undergraduate level are designed to introduce students to basic processes of communication, speech, language, and hearing, and to disorders of communication, and eligible students may also earn course credit working as research assistants under the supervision of department faculty. Students who qualify also have the opportunity to participate in clinical observation and a practicum during the latter stages of their program. Our undergraduate program provides a firm foundation for future graduate study in the speech, language, and hearing sciences within the framework of a well-rounded and comprehensive undergraduate education.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Major Requirements (33 credits)


A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 in SLHS 22700, 30200, 30300, 30600, and 30900 is required.

No grade lower than a “C-” will be allowed in any of these courses.

Area 1 - Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Selective Courses


Select 15 credits total, MUST have minimum of 12 credits at the 40000 level or above.

Can use any SLHS course not used to satisfy SLHS Foundation Requirements.

NO more than 3 credits total from:

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (51 - 74 credits)


Modern Language Requirement


Proficiency through level IV in one language [Fulfills Humanities Core]

(Select from American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.)

  • 10100 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • 10200 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • 20100 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • 20200 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00

Math and Science Requirements


Depending on selection, courses may also be used to fulfill University Core.

or
       any PHYS course other than PHYS 21500  

  • (3-5) MA 15300  or higher [Fulfills Quantitative Reasoning Core]
  • (3) STAT 30100 , SOC 38200 , or any STAT course 30000 level or higher

Area 2 - Pure and Applied Sciences


Select 6 credits. Cannot use a course that is used to fulfill University Core or Math and Science requirement.

Area 3 - Behavioral, Linguistic, and Social Sciences


Select 6 credits. Cannot use a course that is used to fulfill University Core or Math and Science requirement.

Other Departmental Requirements:


  • SLHS Behavior/Social Science - select from University list (This is an SLHS requirement in addition to the University core requirement fulfilled by SLHS 22700) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SLHS Information Literacy- select from University list (This is an SLHS requirement in addition to the University core requirement) - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 4.00
  • [Information Literacy Core] - select from University list (IF STAT 30100 is selected for other requirements, this requirement is fulfilled) - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 4.00
  • [Oral Communication Core] - select from University list  - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • [Science Core] - select from University list (MAY be fulfilled, depending on course selected for other requirements)  - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 5.00
  • [Science Core] - select from University list (MAY be fulfilled, depending on course selected for other requirements) - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 5.00
  • [Written Communication Core] - select from University list - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00

Electives (13 - 36 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


15 - 17 Credits


Spring 1st Year


  • SLHS 22700 - Elements Of Linguistics ♦ (Behavior/Social Science)*
  • CORE - Oral Communications* - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Foreign Language 10200 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • CHM or PHYS (Science)* - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 - 17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 - 16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 - 16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • Additional CORE - Behavior/Social Science - Credit Hours: 3.00 *
  • BIOL (Science) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00 *
  • Area 1 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Area 1 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 - 16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • STAT (Information Literacy if STAT 30100 )*
  • Area 1 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Area 2 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Area 3 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 - 17 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Area 1 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Area 3 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 - 16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Area 1 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Area 2 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 - 16 Credits


Notes


It is a university requirement that at least 32 credits of coursework be obtained at the 30000 level or higher.

* CORE Selectives may be chosen in any order, but ALL must be taken to graduate.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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