Speech & Hearing Sciences at WSU

Speech and hearing sciences emphasizes the physiological, neurological, behavioral, and psychological dimensions of normal and disordered communication across the lifespan.

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences offers programs leading to a bachelor of arts in speech and hearing sciences and a master of arts in speech and hearing sciences in speech-language pathology.

Training in speech and hearing sciences through the bachelor’s level degree is considered a pre-professional degree. State and national clinical and educational certifications require completion of the master’s degree.

Graduate students are prepared as speech-language pathologists to provide direct and consultative services in educational and medical settings.