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2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED 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

Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements (33 credits)


A minimum GPA of 2.5 in SLHS 22700, 30200, 30300, 30600, and 30900 is required. (No grade lower than a “C-” will be allowed)

Area 1: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Selective (15 credits)


Select 15 credits of any SLHS courses not used to satisfy the SLHS Foundation Requirements.

  • A minimum of 12 credits MUST be at the 40000 level or above.
  • No more than 3 credits can come from SLHS 34500, 49000, or 49800.

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (51-72 credits)


Modern Language Requirement (12-16 credits)


Proficiency through level IV in one language (satisfies Humanities for core)
    (Select from American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.)

  • Foreign Language 10100 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Foregin Language 10200 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Foreign Language 20100 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Foreign Language 20200 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00

Math and Science Requirements (12-16 credits)


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

  • Biology: Any BIOL course except BIOL 14600, 14700, 20500, or 20600 - Credit Hours: 3.00-4.00
  • Chemistry/Physics: Any CHM course except CHM 20000 OR Any PHYS course except PHYS 21500 - Credit Hours: 3.00-4.00
  • Quantitative Reasoning Core: MA 15300 or select any course from University list EXCEPT MA 13800 or PHIL 15000 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Statitics: STAT 30100, or SOC 38200, or any STAT 30000-59999 level course

Area 2: Pure and Applied Sciences (6 credits)


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

  • Biology: Any BIOL course except BIOL 11000, 14600, 14700, 20500, or 20600
  • Chemistry: Any CHM course above CHM 11100 except CHM 20000
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering: Any ECE course
  • Math: MA 15555 or numerically higher
  • Physics: Any PHYS course except PHYS 21500
  • Statistics: Any STAT course at 30000 level or higher or SOC 38200

Area 3: Behavioral, Linguistic, and Social Sciences (6 credits)


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

  • Anthropology: ANTH 34000, 36800, or 41400
  • American Sign Language: ASL 28000
  • Health and Kinesiology: HK 25300, 25400, or any 30000 - 49999 level HK course
  • Languages and Cultures: LC 36100
  • Linguistics: Any LING 30000-49999 level course except LING 31500 (credit cannot be given for both LING 31500 and SLHS 30600)
  • Psychology: PSY 20000, 22200, 23500, or any 30000 - 49999 level PSY course
  • Sociology: SOC 27500 or 37400

Additional Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements: (15-28 credits)


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

Electives (15-36 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
  • Oral Communication - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science Selective (CHM or PHYS) - Credit Hours: 3.00-4.00
  • Foreign Language 10200 - 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 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 Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • 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
  • Information Literacy Core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SLHS Addtl Information Literacy - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-16 Credits


Notes


  • A student may elect the Pass / Not-Pass grading option for elective courses only, unless an academic unit requires that a specific departmental course/s be taken Pass / Not-Pass.  Students may elect to take University Core Curriculum courses Pass / Not-Pass; however, some major Plans of Study require courses that also fulfill UCC foundational outcomes.  In such cases, students may not elect the Pass / Not-Pass option.  A maximum of 24 credits of elective courses under the Pass / Not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements. For further information, students should refer to the College of Health and Human Sciences Pass / Not-Pass Policy.
  • At least 32 credits of Purdue coursework be obtained at the 30000 level or higher.
  • 2.0 GPA is required for graduation.

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

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