Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences (SLHS) at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) provides students with challenging, informative curricula and community-based clinical opportunities through partnership programs with numerous school districts and health-care facilities throughout the Denver metropolitan area.
This degree program offers a concentration in childhood communication that is designed for educators, as well as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) certificate that allows students to be authorized as SLPAs by the Colorado Department of Education. A minor is required for students majoring in SLHS.
Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver
Grounded in liberal arts tradition, the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences delivers all the academic content you expect from a BA program while also bringing to the table everything that’s unique about MSU Denver’s people and the Denver communications community. SLHS students have the following unique opportunities:
- Learn in small classes from faculty who have logged numerous hours working with adults and children with communication disorders.
- Benefit from one-on-one mentoring and advising that facilitate collaboration, scholastic success and career planning and guidance.
- Participate in community partnerships where you can observe and assist experienced professionals and get beginning practicum experiences.
- Save by attending one of the most affordable programs in the state at a university that’s listed by Forbes as one of the best for return on investment.
Career Opportunities for Our Graduates
A degree in SLHS provides a solid background for students pursuing careers in education, health care and vocational rehabilitation. Graduates who complete the SLHS major will have the prerequisite course work to pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology, which opens the door to careers in schools, community clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers and private practice.
—Mandi Solat (BA in SLHS 1994, MA, F-AAA), audiologist and owner, Audiology Services & Hearing Aid Center
Speech and Hearing Science
Neurogenic Language Disorders in Adults
Child Language Disorders
American Sign Language
The BA degree program in speech, language, hearing sciences at MSU Denver is part of the university’s overall accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
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