Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences - Pre-research

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) offers two pre-professional undergraduate majors 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.

Pre-professional Major: provides students with the foundational, pre-requisite courses needed to enter a graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology, including advanced coursework in speech disorders, aural assessment and rehabilitation, and clinical methods. The Pre-professional Major is suitable for students who wish to work in a clinical setting as speech-language pathologists or audiologists.

Pre-research Major: provides students with the opportunity to pursue specialized research interests within the field of communication sciences. After completing foundational courses in communication disorders, linguistics, anatomy, acoustics, and language development, students take an additional course in research methods and design a program of coursework and research related to their specific field of interest, under the supervision of a faculty advisor. The Pre-research Major is a non-clinical track, suitable for students who wish to pursue research in speech, language, or hearing science at the graduate level or within a university or corporate environment.

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hhsundergrad@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-8533

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