Erin  Redle Sizemore, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Chairperson

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in speech, language, and hearing sciences is blended with the Mount’s broad liberal arts foundation to prepare students for a variety of careers. The curriculum integrates a sequence of interdisciplinary courses designed to provide a thorough understanding of normal human communication processes in children and adults, in addition to various disorders associated with these processes.

 A master’s degree is the entry-level degree for professional clinical practice in speech-language pathology, and a clinical doctorate is the entry level degree for audiology.  Thus, for many students, an undergraduate major in speech, language, and hearing sciences is a pre-professional degree. The program incorporates guided clinical opportunities where students can gain the skills and experiences needed for admission and success in graduate studies.

Students pursing an undergraduate degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences program may be eligible for the Combined 3+2 program here at the Mount. For those students who meet the eligibility requirements the 3+2 program provides a clear pathway to graduate studies and reduces the time/semesters to completion of the master’s degree. Eligible students apply to the MSLP program in their junior year and begin the program their senior year. Thirteen credits (13) from the MSLP program can be transferred back to meet the requirements of the bachelor’s program in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and the bachelor’s degree is typically granted after the first summer of the graduate program.