Minor – Speech and Hearing Sciences

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, nine of which must be 300‐level or above.

L12 234 Introduction to Speech and Hearing Sciences (3 hours) is required; other coursework may be drawn from the courses below or other applicable courses as long as they are approved in advance by the minor advisor.

  • M89 324 Acoustics and Speech Perception (3 hours) – new for Spring 2021
  • M89 401 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing (3 hours)
  • M89 421 Introduction to Electroacoustics (3 hours)
  • M89 424 Speech and Hearing Sciences (1 hour)
  • M89 4301 Sign Language I (2 hours)
  • M89 4302 Sign Language II (2 hours)
  • M89 434 Typical Language Development (3 hours)
  • M89 543 Survey of Speech and Language Disorders (3 hours)
  • M89 544 Clinical Observation and Methods in Speech-Language Pathology (3 hours)
  • M89 5601 Clinical Audiology I (3 hours)
  • L12 408 Education and Psychology of the Exceptional Child (3 hours)
  • L33 433 Psychology of Language (3 hours)
  • L44 170D Introduction to Linguistics (3 hours)
  • L44 312 Phonetics (3 hours)


Casey Reimer, PhD
Speech and Hearing Sciences Minor Advisor
Assistant Professor, Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences
School of Medicine
(314) 747‐0107

More Information

More information can be found at http://bulletin.wustl.edu/undergrad/artsci/speechhearing/#minors