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BA Curriculum

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of the SDSU General Catalog, “Graduation Requirements.” No more than 68 units in speech, language, and hearing sciences can apply to the degree. A minor is not required.

Preparation for the Major

The following introductory-level courses are required before starting the sequence that constitutes the major. Many may also be used to satisfy the General Education requirements.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 101, 106 and 150; Biology 100; Psychology 101 and 260; Psychology 270/271 taken concurrently (or equivalent statistics course).

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Major

Upper division requirements for the speech, language, and hearing sciences major are as follows:

  • Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 300, 305, 320, 321, 340, 340L, 512, 513, 514, 539, and 580. (33 units).  Students pursuing a graduate degree should consult the Bulletin of the Graduate Division for required undergraduate preparation.

International Experience

All speech, language, and hearing sciences majors are required to participate in an international experience to increase awareness of cross-cultural issues, global health, economic, political, cultural, social services, and health challenges experienced by local populations in international environments. Students participate in residence for two or more weeks (exceptions must be approved by the dean of the college for students who, because of serious and compelling life events or physical limitations, cannot meet this requirement).

Specific details can be found on the CHHS Undergraduate International Experience web site.

Language Requirement

Competency (successfully completing the third college semester or fifth college quarter) is required in one foreign language to fulfill the graduation requirement. Refer to the General Catalog section on “Graduation Requirements.”

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Passing the Writing Proficiency Assessment with a score of 10 or above or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See the General Catalog section on “Graduation Requirements” for a complete listing of requirements.

Time Limitation

All courses for the major must be completed within seven years for the granting of the undergraduate degree. Any course completed more than seven years prior to the date on which all requirements for the degree are completed cannot be used to satisfy unit requirements for the degree. Exceptions for individual courses must be approved by the department and filed with the Office of the Registrar.