The undergraduate major in Language-Speech-Hearing (LSH) provides pre-professional study preparing students for graduate studies in a variety of areas including the M.S. or M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.), and the Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences & Disorders (Ph.D.). Effective in 1989, a Master’s degree is required for Speech-Language Pathologists in the public schools.
Coursework is sequenced for the LSH major in the areas of language, speech, and hearing science. All students must complete study in basic knowledge of the communication sciences and in basic knowledge of communication disorders. Upon admission to the major, each student will be assigned an advisor to provide guidance in academic planning.This program is only offered as a full-time program at this time.
Undergraduate Student Research
Get Involved! There are several avenues for undergraduate students to get involved in research in the Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Students in the LSH major are encouraged to join student organizations at USF. These organizations aim to benefit students by providing resources and support in preparation of careers in language, speech, and hearing sciences.