The IU Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences offers majors in both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Bachelors degree in the College provide a liberal arts education.The major in speech and hearing provides education in the normal processes of speech, language, and hearing, and an introduction to communication disorders.
The department is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
A liberal arts education provides students with a broad educational base and skills that will serve them well in whatever career they choose. Undergraduate studies in speech and hearing provide a suitable preparation for graduate studies in speech pathology and audiology.
An undergraduate degree in speech and hearing sciences can lead to a range of other career choices in addition to speech-language pathology or audiology. Graduates may find positions in the field of social and human services: for example, behavior management technician, case manager, child-care worker, community outreach worker, gerontology aide, group home staff, mental health technician, occupational therapist technician, psychiatric aide, residential counselor, social service assistant, and youth worker. Other positions in the field of business include account representative, business consultant, general manager, marketing researcher, project manager, recruiter, and sales representative.
Further information on the programs offered in speech and hearing, including course information, can be found in the College Bulletin.