Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

MajorMinor3YRBachelor of Arts
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Unlock Communication Potential.

In Butler’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major, you’ll embark on unparalleled opportunities for clinical experiences and research. Students in our program not only build a robust foundation in the field but also engage in hands-on experiences that extend beyond the classroom. Collaborating with esteemed faculty, you’ll actively contribute to cutting-edge research. The results are evident as our graduates boast an impressive acceptance rate of over 85 percent into prestigious master’s programs nationwide, a testament to the exceptional preparation and practical experience gained during their tenure at Butler.

Program Information

Curriculum

Sample courses in this program include: 

  • SLHS 332 – Language Development
  • SLHS 333 – Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • SLHS 336 – Fundamentals of Audiology
  • SLHS 356W – Communication Research Methods
  • SLHS 101 – American Sign Language I
  • SLHS 338 – Language and Culture
  • SLHS 437 – Language Disorders in Children
  • SLHS 397 – Faculty Directed Research

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Three-Year Program

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major can be completed in a total of three years. More information can be found here.

Experiential Opportunities

The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences major is one of only a few undergraduate programs that offers our students clinical practicum experience. Students gain valuable foundational skills that provide a strong start to the graduate school training.

The Butler Aphasia Community provides support using the Lifer Participation Approach to Aphasia. Adults with communication challenges meet weekly with supervised student to stimulate language skills.

Our students complete speech, language, and hearing screenings to 200–300 preschool-aged children each semester through the Community Preschool Screening Program. 

Qualified students can work with clients who experience communication disorders through our on-campus Speech-Language Clinic.

The Butler Early Language and Literacy program provides a language-enriched environment for preschool children with speech and language delays. Children receive instruction from a licensed speech-language pathologist, a preschool teacher, and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences students.

MEET YOUR FACULTY

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Tonya Bergeson
Associate Professor – Communication Sciences & Disorders
College of Communication
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Ann Bilodeau
Lecturer – Communication Sciences & Disorders
College of Communication
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Mary Gospel
Senior Lecturer – Communication Sciences & Disorders
College of Communication

Current Student Story

“I knew I wanted to become a speech-language pathologist and after I visited Butler’s campus, I was really excited and thought, ‘I could see myself here’.”

Maylin Andrade Saracayo ’27

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