The School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences formally recognizes exceptional undergraduate students in the program and encourages them to engage in research in the field. Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will be eligible to apply for admission to the schoo’s honors program during the fall semester of their junior year.
Application to BA Honors Program
Interested students must complete an application that will be reviewed by the schoo’s honors advisor who will make a recommendation to the admittance for each applicant. Once admitted to the program, honors students will begin their official program during the spring semester of their junior year. The program will take 1-1/2 years to complete. Each student will be required to maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher and show evidence of progress through the honors program.
- Download the SLHS BA Honors Program Application (doc)
Each student will select a research mentor (faculty sponsor) by the end of the junior year. The mentor will help the student select a program of study for the senior year. This will lead to a formal research prospectus for the honors project which will be due to the mentor and the honors advisor by October 1 of the studentâ€™s senior year.
The student will conduct a research project and write up a formal honors report to be submitted to the research mentor and honors advisor at the end of the spring semester of the senior year. Each student will present the honors research at a school symposium at that time. The honors research must comply with all Human Subjects IRB regulations.
BA Honors Program Requirements
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 491 during the spring semester of the student’s junior year and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences 492A and 492B during the fall and spring semesters of the senior year, respectively. No more than three units of honors courses may apply towards the required 29 units for the speech, language, and hearing sciences undergraduate major.