Jul 19, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences Major (B.S.)


Major code BS5403*

College of Health Sciences and Professions  
Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences   
Grover Center W218
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1407
hsls@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/chsp/rehab

Fuh-Cherng Jeng, coordinator of undergraduate education/contact person
jeng@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences program at Ohio University ensures a well-rounded undergraduate education. Students develop skills and knowledge in scientific and humanistic areas, with a strong emphasis on communication abilities, scholarship, professionalism, service, and multicultural engagement. The curriculum integrates a sequence of interdisciplinary coursework with courses designed to provide a sound understanding of normal human communication processes and an introduction to speech-language pathology and audiology.

Additional information about the program for prospective and current students can be found at: https://people.ohio.edu/jeng/advising.html.

*This program was previously BS5389 which awarded the Bachelor of Science in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences degree. Pending Board of Trustees approval (anticipated June 2024), the new program code will be BS5403 and will award the Bachelor of Science degree effective the 2024-25 catalog year.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will be able to identify factors contributing to typical and disordered speech and language processes.
  • Students will be able to identify factors contributing to typical and disordered hearing processes.
  • Students will be able to apply the knowledge of human communication processes to the evaluation of research and professional scope.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Well-qualified students graduating from the program apply to graduate programs in hearing, speech and language sciences to prepare them to become speech-language pathologists and/or audiologists or to pursue a Ph.D. for a career in research and teaching.

Requirements

University-wide Graduation Requirements


Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other university-wide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – University-wide  page.

College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions .

Contemporary Professional Issues


Complete the following course:

HSLS Advanced Courses


Complete six additional hours from any 3000-4000 level HSLS courses.

Linguistics Requirement


Complete the following course:

Statistics


Complete one of the following courses:

Biological Sciences


Complete one of the following courses:

Physical Sciences


Complete one of the following courses:

Child Development


Complete one of the following courses

Special Needs


Complete one of the following courses:

Language


Complete one of the following options.

Language Option 1


Complete both of the following courses:

Language Option 2


Complete two courses in non-English spoken language(s).