IMPORTANT PROGRAM NEWS
Our undergraduate program is changing effective the 2019-2020 academic year. The revised curriculum and entrance requirements will apply to all new majors beginning the program in Autumn quarter 2019 and beyond.

Prospective majors should review our website carefully and contact shugadv@uw.edu with any questions.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Speech and Hearing Sciences (SPHSC) is for students interested in the scientific and theoretical frameworks for understanding human communication and its disorders, including the roles of biology, cognition, environment and culture. The SPHSC major provides an in-depth overview of the discipline, including the neurological, behavioral, physical, and anatomic-physiological bases of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing, as well as evaluation and treatment considerations for individuals with communication and swallowing disorders across the lifespan.

Students completing the major will receive excellent preparation for paraprofessional employment or for graduate level study in speech and hearing sciences; either a clinically orientation degree leading to professional certification in speech-language pathology or audiology, or a doctoral degree to pursue research/teaching. The SPHSC major is also appropriate for students with interests in other related fields such as education, linguistics, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation science, medicine, and neuroscience.

The SPHSC major is completed over six quarters, beginning Autumn quarter of a student’s Junior year, and students earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences.  
All students accepted into the SPHSC major must do the following:

  1. Meet with the Undergraduate Advisor to establish an academic plan
  2. Complete all SPHSC major course requirements, while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0