College of Communication

Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

This program prepares students to give voice to those who experience communication disorders. The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major offers an exceptional variety of clinical experiences and opportunities to participate in research alongside faculty. You’ll establish a solid foundation, coupled with several years’ experience in the field, and join our graduates who are accepted to masters programs across the country. Our graduates see admission rates at over 85 percent, while nationally, less than a quarter of applications to graduate school are accepted.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • CSD332, Language Development
  • CSD333, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • CSD336, Fundamentals of Audiology
  • CSD356W, Communication Research Methods
  • CSD238S, American Sign Language III
  • CSD338, Language and Culture
  • CSD437, Language Disorders in Children
  • CSD397-399, Faculty Directed Research

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

The Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences major can be completed in a total of three years, which includes completing coursework during both summer terms. More information can be found here.

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We live to create

Guided by one-on-one relationships with faculty, students in the College of Communication (CCOM) graduate as skilled communicators who are engaged citizens, prepared for careers in an ever-changing field. 

CCOM provides an experiential education through research, innovative facilities, community outreach opportunities, internships, clinical experiences, and student-run organizations. Students work side-by-side with media scholars and critics, strategic communicators, clinical researchers, and speech-language pathologists. And not just in the classroom, but in labs, studios, newsrooms, agencies, and communities. 

Graduates enter their first day on the job equipped with years of real work experiences that aligns with their passions and prepares them to succeed in both their careers and in life.