Audiology and Speech Sciences
School of Arts and Sciences
Neff Hall 279 ~ 260-481-6410 ~ www.ipfw.edu/aus
This preprofessional degree helps you prepare to pursue the master’s degree in speech-language pathology or audiology and the following professional credentials: the Indiana Schools Standard Services-Specialist License, the license from the Indiana Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, and the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association.With full academic preparation, including a master’s degree in speech-language pathology or audiology, you may begin human-service careers working with children, adults, and/or older persons who have speech, language, or hearing disorders. You will offer professional assistance to enhance our most distinctive human ability — communication.
The curriculum offers courses and practical experiences that prepare you to work with communicatively disabled individuals in such settings as schools, hospitals, agencies, rehabilitation centers, clinics, and private practices. Beginning practicum courses prepare the student to work with clients. These practicum courses offer services through the speech-language clinic to the campus and surrounding community.
To earn the B.S. with a major in speech and hearing therapy, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 7) and the School of Arts and Sciences (see Part 3) in addition to the following requirements: