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Students in the BS program in speech and hearing science study the normal aspects of the communication process. Emphasis is placed on the anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism; on speech, language and hearing science; and on the human communication system, including normal development of speech and language.
Graduates attain broad-based knowledge in the basic aspects of speech, language and hearing sciences, which prepares them for graduate study in audiology or speech-language pathology, or potential employment opportunities in related health and behavioral fields.
Speech and Hearing Science (BS)
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Employment opportunities for those with a bachelor's degree may include positions as:
Many graduates in speech and hearing sciences gain entrance into a graduate-level program in speech-language pathology or audiology. In both fields, a graduate degree is required for employment.
The undergraduate degree in speech and hearing science is also excellent preparation for those who wish to enter professional or graduate programs in fields such as:
Graduates in speech-language pathology and audiology can work with children or adults with communication disorders in a variety of settings, including:
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Adapted Physical Education Specialists||7.2%||$54,520|
|Social and Human Service Assistants||11.4%||$29,790|
|Community Health Workers||14.9%||$34,870|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||9.1%||$59,720|
|Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School||6.3%||$54,570|
|Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||19%||$90,210|
|Hearing Aid Specialists||27.2%||$43,010|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.8%||$56,310|
|Social Science Research Assistants||5.6%||$39,460|
|Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.9%||$54,940|
|Special Education Teachers, Preschool||9%||$54,000|
|Speech-Language Pathology Assistants||11.7%||$34,620|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).