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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

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 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
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
MATH 113 Elements of Calculus 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
General Elective (SLHS 207 recommended) 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 Frist-Year Composition 3
MATH 111 Trigonometry or MATH 120R Precalculus 2
Second Language 4
Physical Science (CHEM 151 or Physics/lab) 4
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
Second Language 4
Biological Science with lab 4
Tier I General Education 3
SLHS 267 Acoustics 3
Social Science 1
4th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
General Elective 3
SLHS 261 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism 4
SLHS 367 Speech Science 3
5th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
SLHS 340 Language Science 3
SLHS 362 Neurobiology of Communication 3
6th Semester
Statistics 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Upper Division General Elective 3
SLHS 380 4
7th Semester
Upper Division General Elective (SLHS 495A recommended) 1
Upper Division General Elective 3
Upper Division General Elective (SLHS 471 recommended) 3
SLHS 477 Communication Disorders 1 3
SLHS 483R/L Principles of Audiology 4
8th Semester
General Elective 1
Upper Division General Elective 3
Upper Division General Elective 3
SLHS 473 Communication Disorders 2 3
SLHS 441 Language Acquisition 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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