Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

College of Health and Human Sciences

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) offers a preprofessional undergraduate major focusing on the evaluation, treatment, and research of human communication and its disorders.  Students in SLHS gain a firm foundation for future graduate studies in audiology, speech-language pathology, and many other fields, as well as a well-rounded education that prepares them for life.

The preprofessional major provides students with the foundational, prerequisite courses needed to enter a graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology, including advanced coursework in speech disorder, aural assessment and rehabilitation, and clinical methods.  Students may pursue specialized research interests within the field of communication sciences.  The major is suitable for students who wish to work in a clinical setting as speech-language pathologists or audiologists. 

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Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. To be considered for admission as a college transfer student, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements for their desired major. In addition, some majors have course requirements. Requirements for this major are posted below (unless the program is closed to transfers).

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: One semester of college-level algebra with a grade of C or higher AND one semester of biology, chemistry, or physics. The science class should be the course the institution offers for students majoring in the respective discipline, not one for non-majors.


Contact Information

Phone: 765-494-8533


Related Career Interests

Healthcare Services

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