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Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders

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Why study speech, language, and hearing?

Because communication is central to human behavior, and the treatment of communication disorders requires specialized knowledge and skills.

Basic study in speech, language, and hearing is provided through B.A. and B.G.S. programs. Programs are designed for the student who seeks a career in speech, language, or hearing or is interested in normal communication development and communication disorders. Graduate study at KU is offered through the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders with classes, research, and clinical work in Lawrence and at KU Medical Center in Kansas City.

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