Major in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 2013-2014

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

The curriculum for the undergraduate degree in SLHS has been designed to fulfill the prerequisite requirements for entrance into accredited graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology, but also provides a strong academic foundation for students with other professional goals.

Students must complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and the required courses listed below.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

Majors must present a minimum of 35 credit hours of course work in the recommended sequence below.

Freshman Year and/or Sophomore Year

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • SLHS 2000 (3) Intro to Communication Disorders
  • SLHS 2010 (3) Human Communication Science
  • LING 2000 (3) Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 3100 (3) Sound Structure of Language or
  • SLHS 3006 (3) Phonetics
  • PSYC 1001 (4) General Psychology

(as a pre-requisite to SLHS 4560)

  • PSY 101 (3) General Psychology and
  • PSY 102 (3) General Psychology 2

Note: Students must take BOTH PSY 101 and PSY 102 to receive credit for PSYC 1001.

Junior Year

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses

Fall Semester

  • SLHS 3106 (3) Hearing Science
  • SLHS 4560 (3) Language Development
  • SLHS 4918 (2) Introduction to Clinical Practice

Spring Semester

  • SLHS 3116 (3) Speech Science
  • SLHS 4918 (2) Introduction to Clinical Practica

(Only one semester of SLHS 4918 is required and may be taken in either the fall or spring)

Senior Year

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses

Fall Semester

  • SLHS 4502 (3) Language Disorders: Child and Adult
  • SLHS 4704 (3) Audiological Evaluation

Spring Semester

  • SLHS 4512 (3) Speech Disorders
  • SLHS 4714 (3) Audiological Rehabilitation

Elective courses that do not count for the Speech Language and Hearing Sciences Major but can be used for elective credit

Speech Language and Hearing Sciences courses that do not count for the major at CU

The following course does not count for the SLHS major; however, it may be used to fulfill lower-division general elective credit at CU Boulder.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • Lower-division elective
  • ANT 106 (3) Ethnography of the Deaf Community