KU's Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders, together with the department of Hearing & Speech at the University of Kansas Medical Center, represent one of America's premier research and training programs in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences. Beginning with the undergraduate experience, you'll find stimulating coursework, clinical observation, and a variety of 'hands-on' laboratory projects.

If you're looking for a career in speech, language or hearing, or are interested in normal communication development and communication disorders, then a B.A. or B.G.S. in Speech-Language-Hearing might be for you.

During your junior and senior years, you may participate in research or clinical experiences. You'll work in research laboratories studying language development and disorders, speech acoustics and perception, communication neuroscience, reading, and alternative and augmentative communication.

Many of our students also participate in KU's Schiefelbusch Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.



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Earning your bachelor's is just the beginning. To practice as a speech-language pathologist, you will need to earn a master’s degree. Plan to pursue doctoral studies if you want to practice audiology or do research in speech, language, and hearing processes and disorders. However, with a B.A. in SPLH, you can also become a paraprofessional or speech aide. Learn more on our SPLH website.

As with any field of study in the Liberal Arts & Sciences at a research university like KU, your career options are endless. For more information visit the KU Career Center website.

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