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Speech & Hearing Science

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What is Speech & Hearing Science?

Our Speech and Hearing Science major focuses on human communication. This includes its biological, behavioral, and social science foundations as well as related disorders. You'll tailor this major to your individual interests by choosing from four specializations:

  • Audiology
  • Cultural-Linguistic Diversity
  • Neuroscience of Communication
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Our program allows you to change lives and communities. It will prepare you for post-graduate education in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, as well as for a career in a variety of other fields, including health care, education, science, advocacy, and public policy.

Career Options

  • Audiology
  • Counseling
  • Health education
  • Occupational therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social work
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Teaching
  • Vocal performance

Post-Graduation Success1

90% employed or continuing education

18% employed after graduation

72% attending graduate school

$29,304 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Chicago Speech Therapy, Giant Steps, Next Generation School View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University, Rush University View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

27 - 31 ACT score

1200 - 1380 SAT score

3.45 - 3.90 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

3.6 years to degree

98% freshman retention rate

94% four-year graduation rate

94% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $30,052
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $49,746
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