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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) is a top-ranked program that offers an undergraduate major focused on the science of human communication and disorders affecting our ability to communicate effectively. In SLHS, you will learn about the mechanisms underlying our ability to hear sounds, understand language, speak efficiently, and swallow safely. You will gain foundational knowledge in the evaluation, treatment, and research driving the field of human communication and its disorders (e.g., aphasia, autism, stuttering, voice and swallowing impairments, and hearing loss, to name a few).

SLHS is housed in Lyles-Porter Hall and offers audiology clinics; speech, language, and swallowing clinics; and state-of-the-art research laboratories. The SLHS major provides students with the foundational tools for a variety of careers in a healthcare setting.

Plan of Study

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, BS
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Transfer to Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

HHS Undergraduate Student Services
(765) 494-8533

College of Health and Human Sciences

Careers in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

  •   Healthcare
  •   Childcare and Gerontology
  •   Human Resources
  •   Rehabilitation and Human Services
  •   Scientific/Technical Communication
  •   Advanced degrees (e.g. Audiology, Healthcare Administration, Higher Education Administration, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology)
  •   Research

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