Pre-Speech Language Hearing Sciences
Why study Pre-Speech Language Hearing Sciences?
This Associate of Science degree program at UC Blue Ash College is designed to prepare students for application to the Bachelor of Science degree program in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) offered by the University of Cincinnati's College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS).
The first two years of the Pre-Speech Language and Hearing Sciences program can be completed at UC Blue Ash College. The final two years must be completed at the UC Uptown Campus or a combination of Blue Ash and Uptown Campuses.
Students majoring in Pre-Speech Language and Hearing Sciences prepare for professions to help people who have difficulty speaking and hearing due to a variety of causes. The study of communication disorders involves understanding the normal development of speech, language and hearing, as well as learning how to diagnose and treat communication disorders in adults and children.
This program is open to all UC Blue Ash College students. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.
- High school biology with a grade of "C" or better
- Placement into English Composition I and College Algebra I on the UC Blue Ash College placement test
- Students lacking these required prerequisites may take equivalent courses at UC Blue Ash College
Successful health care professionals must want to help others, be able work as part of a team, possess good verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and have a professional demeanor.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) is a pre-professional degree that prepares students for graduate work in either audiology or speech/language pathology and a variety of other graduate experiences in social service, special education, and health care. A master's degree is necessary for licensing and certification as a speech/language pathologist, and a doctoral degree is required for an audiologist. Graduates find careers in hospitals, speech and hearing clinics, schools, educational programs for children with disabilities, the armed services, private practice, and government health agencies.
For more information on this program, contact UC Blue Ash Pre-Health academic advisors at 513-745-5753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduates of the UC Blue Ash Pre-Speech Language and Hearing Sciences program may transition to the bachelor's degree program in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) through the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS).
To graduate from the UC Blue Ash College Pre-Speech Language and Hearing Sciences degree program, students must complete all required coursework and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Graduates of the UC Blue Ash College Pre-Speech Language and Hearing Sciences program may apply for admission to the Speech Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) program within the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS). Students must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA in addition to a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all math and science courses in order to apply to the SLHS program.
Students can transfer directly into the Speech Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) program if they have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above. Students in the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) and SLHS program must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered in good academic standing. It is advisable that students in the program maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4 to remain competitive for a graduate program in either speech/language pathology or audiology upon completion of their four-year degree.
The bachelor's degree program in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences offers opportunity for dual admission to the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dual admission in the College of Allied Health Sciences allows high school seniors with outstanding academic performance to apply for and be accepted to both undergraduate and graduate school. This opportunity assures students admission into a top-quality graduate program while allowing students to experience college as a whole. Interested students should inquire at the college office about specific admission requirements to be considered for the dual admission program.
9555 Plainfield Road
Blue Ash, OH 45236
Program Code: 28ASC-PSLH28-AS