Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
- Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences BS
- Speech-Language Pathology MS, CAGS
- Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences PhD
BU Sargent College offers a full range of courses and programs for students interested in speech, language, and hearing sciences and their associated disorders. The undergraduate curriculum features studies in normal communication processes and introductory studies in speech-language pathology and audiology. Many students with undergraduate degrees in speech, language, and hearing sciences pursue graduate professional training for careers as speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Other students choose a wide variety of career directions after graduating from our programs, including, but not limited to, education, research, medicine, public health, and law. This unusually broad range of careers from a single discipline is possible because the basic processes of communication are fundamental to every area of human endeavor.
The Speech-Language Pathology program is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Master of Science program enables students to fulfill the requirements for professional certification by ASHA in speech-language pathology and prepares them to obtain Massachusetts state licensure and/or a teacher license. Advanced graduate studies and doctoral programs are provided for those seeking additional professional training and research skills.