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Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Bachelor of Science

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This program focuses on the role of hearing, language, and speech in human communication. The discipline covers the anatomy, physiology, and neuroanatomy of speech and hearing, as well as language, hearing, and speech disorders. Some careers require professional certification -- an MS degree is required for certification in Arizona and fulfills certification requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Major Details

College: College of Science
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 112 3
ENGL 101 3
Elective 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MATH 111 2
ENGL 102 3
2nd language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
SLHS 267 3
2nd language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
SLHS 261 4
SLHS 367 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
SLHS 340 3
SLHS 362 3
Tier II General Education 3
Social Science 3
6th Semester
SLHS 380 4
PSYC 230 3
Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
7th Semester
SLHS 477 3
SLHS 483R 3
SLHS 483L 1
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3
8th Semester
SLHS 441 3
SLHS 473 3
Upper Division Elective 3
Upper Division Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge gained from a major in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences of mathematics; neuroanatomy of hearing and speech; and language, hearing, and speech disorders prepares students to apply to graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology. This major is also excellent preparation for medical school and other health-related graduate and professional programs. Alternatively, students in this major will build a solid groundwork for health-related and educational careers that can be obtained with a bachelor’s degree, such as program coordinators, community health educators, or nonprofit outreach specialists. 

Potential Career Areas

  • Speech-language pathology
  • Clinical audiology
  • Research
  • Education
  • Health care administration
  • Health advocacy
  • Program coordination
  • Medical device testing or sales

Sample Employers

  • Colleges and universities
  • School districts
  • Hospitals
  • Hearing and speech centers
  • Veterans centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Research institutes
  • Government agencies
  • Medical device companies

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Speech-Language Pathologist $44,000 - $70,810
Audiologist $35,000 - $78,000
Speech Language Pathology Assistant $18,266 - $35,698
Speech and Language Tutor $21,480 - $29,610
Research Associate $21,000 - $61,000
Health Care Program Manager $55,470 - $90,940
Audiometric Technician $41,450 - $94,400
Health Educator $24,000 - $69,000
Patient Advocate $24,000 - $55,000
Health Services Administrator $41,450 - $72,875
Health Promotion and Wellness Coordinator $28,000 - $63,000
Speech Therapist $34,720 - $82,420