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What will I learn?

Speech and Hearing focuses on the study of normal and disordered communication and swallowing across the lifespan. It is a diverse field that includes studying the functioning of the auditory system, the speech mechanism, language processing, cognitive communication, social and cultural aspects of communication, and the clinical processes involved in identification, prevention, and remediation of associated disorders. The major draws upon several other disciplines including psychology, anatomy, physiology, psychology, linguistics, physics, engineering, medicine, and education.

WHAT CAREERS CAN THIS MAJOR PREPARE YOU FOR?

The undergraduate major in Speech and Hearing provides the foundation for future study in Communication Sciences and Disorders. You must earn a Master's degree to work as a Speech-Language Pathologist or a Doctor of Audiology degree to work as an Audiologist. However, because of the strong critical thinking and analytical skills that are acquired by majoring in Speech and Hearing, you could go on accomplish the following career goals: School District (Classroom assistants, Substitute teacher, Speech therapy assistant); Hospitals/Outpatient Clinics (Rehabilitation Aide, Administrative Support staff, Activities Director, Patient/family advocate); or you may work in Hearing aid companies, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Device Companies, Hospice care, Respite care, Home health aid/Personal care worker, Aide or manager in home for developmentally disabled adults, Teaching English as a second language, Research assistant.

WHAT SKILLS ARE DEVELOPED WITHIN THIS MAJOR?

Skills developed within this major include: Strong analytical and critical thinking, Ability to link theory with practical applications, Research and critical evaluation skills, Strong verbal and written communication skills, Leadership and team-building abilities, Listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills, Ability to work well with diverse groups.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$16,904.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2021

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

College of Sciences and Health Professions

2351 Euclid Avenue,

Science and Research Bld, Room 353,

CLEVELAND,

Ohio,

44115, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

The following admission requirements apply to students who have not completed any college-level course work after completing secondary school.

Cumulative secondary school GPA equivalent to a 2.3 on the US grading scale

Meet minimum test score requirements:

TOEFL iBT (Internet-Based): 78 and at least 17 in each section

TOEFL PBT (Paper-Based): 550

IELTS: 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section

PTE (Pearsons Test of English): 50

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - July 21; Spring Semester - December 10

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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