The Minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences is designed for students interested in exploring topics related to human communication. Coursework provides an overview of the fields of hearing, deafness, language, and speech, with opportunities to explore related topics in more depth.

This minor is especially valuable for students in fields such as psychology, education, philosophy‐neuroscience‐psychology (PNP), and linguistics, but has broad applicability for many fields of study. Coursework completed as part of this minor can also be used to fulfill some prerequisites for graduate studies in audiology, deaf education, and speech‐language pathology.

Course requirements

A minimum of 15 semester hours of coursework is required, three (3) of which must be L12 234 Introduction to Speech and Hearing Sciences. Other coursework may be drawn from the course list below.

  • L12 234 Introduction to Speech and Hearing Sciences (3 hours)
  • M89 324 Acoustics and Speech Perception (3 hours) 
  • M89 344 Clinical Observation and Methods in Speech-Language Pathology (3 hours)
  • M89 360 Introduction to Audiology (3 hours)
  • M89 401 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing (2-3 hours)
  • M89 4301 Sign Language I (2 hours)
  • M89 4302 Sign Language II (2 hours)
  • M89 434 Typical Language Development (3 hours)
  • M89 443 Speech and Language Disorders (3 hours)
  • L44 170D Introduction to Linguistics (3 hours)
  • L44 312 Phonetics (3 hours)


Kate McClannahan, AuD, PhD
Speech and Hearing Minor Advisor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
School of Medicine
(314) 747-0109

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