Online Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science

The online Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science prepares students to pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology. Students will focus on normal speech, language, and hearing processes across the lifespan, with an increased focus on communication disorders in upper-division coursework.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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The online BS in Speech and Hearing Science program entails a comprehensive curriculum that covers essential aspects of human communication. Courses are sequenced such that students first learn about normal speech, language, and hearing processes across the lifespan and then later build on this knowledge in courses focused on communication disorders. This degree provides the foundational knowledge required for graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, and related programs in medical and educational fields.

In addition to preparing students for graduate clinical degree programs in Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the BS in Speech and Hearing Science provides knowledge that can be applied to research programs in language and cognition, education, auditory and language neuroscience, and translational genetics of communication. Students with a BS in Speech and Hearing Science can also pursue graduate degrees in other health-related or rehabilitation areas. The program curriculum also provides graduating students with the academic coursework required for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) licensure in Arizona. Graduating students from the BS program will also be well positioned to work as support personnel in health-related, education, or rehabilitation areas.

Looking for an in-person program? Explore the on-campus speech and hearing science degree.

Featured courses


SHS 470: Developmental Speech and Language Disorders


SHS 402: Clinical Methods and Treatment of Communication Disorders


SHS 250: Introduction to Phonetics


SHS 485: Acquired Speech and Language Disorders


SHS 401: Principles of Audiology


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Advocate


Growth: 16.4 %
Salary: $33,120

Audiologist


Growth: 20.7 %
Salary: $75,920

Community Health Worker


Growth: 18.1 %
Salary: $38,370

Elementary Special Education Teacher


Growth: 7.4 %
Salary: $58,600

Hearing Aid Specialist


Growth: 19.5 %
Salary: $54,860

High School Teacher


Growth: 7.5 %
Salary: $59,170

Human Behavior Researcher


Growth: 4.3 %
Salary: $46,000

Preschool Special Education Teacher


Growth: 11.2 %
Salary: $53,640

Speech Language Pathology Assistant


Growth: 11.7 %
Salary: $37,220

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Developing the health workforce of the future

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more. 

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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