Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Speech and Hearing Sciences
Hours: 120

Bachelor of Science - Speech and Hearing Sciences

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences is for you if you are interested in pursuing work in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology. This degree is a springboard into further graduate and postgraduate study.

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Why Study Speech and Hearing Sciences at Lamar?

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Science at Lamar University is a pre-professional program and does not fully prepare you to work independently as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist.

Alone, this degree may be beneficial in preparing you for future academic or professional work in other fields. However, it is important to note that speech and hearing science careers typically require graduate and postgraduate degrees. Additionally, research and teaching positions often require a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences or related fields as the minimum academic degree.

Career Paths

Ideally, this program prepares you for further graduate study; however, there are a few career options for people with a speech and hearing undergraduate degree who aren’t planning to pursue graduate studies in the field, including speech-language pathology assistant, research assistant, community outreach, public health associate, marketing and promotion, medical sales and publications and healthcare administration.

Primary Careers

Speech-language pathology assistant, community educator/promoter

Career Areas

  • Speech and hearing science
  • Audiology
  • Community education/awareness
  • Rehabilitation
  • Marketing and promotion

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Audiology clinics
  • Wellness facilities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Pharmacies
  • Healthcare retail businesses