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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

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. Students use this knowledge to solve problems and impact communities across the state and country.

SLHS is housed in Lyles-Porter Hall and offers audiology clinics, speech, language, and swallow clinics, and state-of-the-art research laboratories. The SLHS major provides students with the foundational tools for a variety of career opportunities in healthcare. Our courses fulfill requirements needed to enter graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology. The major also provides students the opportunity to pursue specialized research interests within the field of communication sciences and disorders.

Plan of Study

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Webpage

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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