Minor in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

The Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences minor is offered to undergraduate students at Boston University wishing to develop their knowledge about human communication sciences and disorders, particularly students who are considering graduate studies in speech-language pathology or audiology. For students interested in related international study opportunities, the internship programs in Auckland, Dublin, London, or Sydney are especially relevant.

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

  • SAR SH 221 Phonetics (4 cr)
  • SAR SH 522 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • SAR SH 524 Normal Language Acquisition
  • SAR SH 531 Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • 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 Introduction to Communication Disorders first if possible. 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.