Minor in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

The minor in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences is offered to undergraduate students at Boston University wishing to develop their knowledge about human communication sciences and disorders. The minor is particularly relevant for students who are considering graduate studies in speech-language pathology or audiology. Students are required to have a GPA of 2.0 or higher to qualify for a minor in speech, language & hearing sciences and must receive a grade of C– or better in each course to complete this minor.

The minor consists of the following five courses (20 credits total):

  • SAR SH 531 Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • SAR SH 522 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • SAR SH 221 Phonetics
  • SAR SH 524 Normal Language Acquisition
  • SAR SH 535 Introduction to Audiology

Note: There are no prerequisites for any of the minor courses; however, it is recommended that students take SH 531 first and take SH 522 before SH 221.