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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Speech-Language-Hearing

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

Both the B.A. and the B.G.S. aspirant should fulfill the College general education requirements. Students also should complete SPLH 120, SPLH 261, SPLH 320, SPLH 465, SPLH 466, SPLH 663, and elective courses in human physiology, psychology, and linguistics during their first 2 years. Faculty members can help students select appropriate course work.

Requirements for the B.A. or B.G.S. Major

Speech-Language-Hearing Prerequisite or Co-Requisite Requirements. Majors must complete this requirement, however, these hours do not contribute to the minimum number of hours required for the major.

  • Mathematics. Satisfied by MATH 101 or 104 or upper-level placement
  • Statistics. An introductory statistics course (PSYC 210, MATH 365) is recommended.

Speech-Language-Hearing Introductory Knowledge. Majors must complete a course in the following areas (recommended within first and second year):

  • The Physics of Speech. Satisfied by SPLH 120
  • Survey Communication Disorders. Satisfied by SPLH 261
  • Introduction to the Neuroscience of Human Communication. Satisfied by SPLH 320.
  • Language Science. Satisfied by SPLH 466.
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Phonetics. Satisfied by SPLH 465.
  • Principles of Hearing Science. Satisfied by SPLH 663.

Speech-Language-Hearing Core Knowledge and Skills. Majors must complete a course in the following areas:

  • Language Sample Analysis Laboratory. Satisfied by SPLH 565.
  • Language Development. Satisfied by SPLH 566.
  • Research Methods in Speech-Language-Hearing. Satisfied by SPLH 660
  • Principles of Speech Science. Satisfied by SPLH 662
  • Introduction to Audiological Assessment & Rehabilitation. Satisfied by SPLH 668
  • Introduction to Speech- Language Pathology. Satisfied by SPLH 671

Further Speech-Language-Hearing Study. After completing the requirements, students with grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher may enroll in SPLH 670, SPLH 672, or AUD 550.

Major Hours & Major GPA

While completing all required courses, majors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Major Hours
Satisfied by 34 hours of major courses.

Major Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours of KU resident credit in the major. 

Major Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 27 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

Major Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the major. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Graduation Plan

With careful planning and commitment to a full-time course load, you can graduate in 4 years. Download a sample 4-year plan for SPLH.

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