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Minoring in Speech and Hearing Science

The Undergraduate Minor in Speech and Hearing Science requires a minimum of 14 semester hours of course work. Its purpose is to educate and promote the awareness of communication disorders. In addition, students completing a minor in Speech and Hearing Science will have completed many of the prerequisites required to apply for an advanced degree in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology. Students should cross reference graduate program requirements to the minor course options and plan accordingly.

Required Minor Course

  • SHS 2230 Introduction to Communication and its Disorders

Elective Minor Courses

  • SHS 3320 Principles of Phonetics
  • SHS 3330 Language Acquisition
  • SHS 3340 Introduction to the Art and Science of Sound
  • SHS 4420 Anatomy, Physiology and Science of Speech
  • SHS 4430 Introduction to Language Science and Language Disorders
  • SHS 4440 Anatomy, Physiology and Science of Hearing
  • SHS 4510 Disability Studies in Context
  • SHS 4520 Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology
  • SHS 4530 Introduction to Autism
  • SHS 4540 Introduction to Audiology
  • SHS 4999 Baccalaureate Research and Thesis
  • SHS 5605 Multicultural Aspects of Communication and its Disorders
  • SHS 5732 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation
  • SHS 5760 Neurology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • SHS 5785 Research Methods I

At least 6 credits must be at the 4000-level or higher

To declare the minor, students must meet with an undergraduate advisor.  Please email Maria Roth, Undergraduate Advisor, at roth.595@osu.edu to schedule an appointment.  

NOTE: If you would like to request to substitute a course not listed in the SHS minor for one of the required minor courses, you will need to fill out the Minor Course Petition Application. Please note that exceptions to the minor coursework are only made in special circumstances and your request should first be discussed with a SHS advisor. You may set up an advising appointment through http://go.osu.edu/oncourse