Second Degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
What is the Second Degree Bachelor's in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Program?
The post-baccalaureate Second Degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences is a three-semester program of study for students who have already completed a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
The second degree bachelor’s program is designed for students who have met basic requirements in the physical and life sciences, behavioral and social sciences and statistics and who now wish to pursue a degree in preparation for entry-level work in the field of speech, language and hearing science or preparation for graduate studies.
About the Program
Students entering the second degree program are required to have a bachelor’s degree by the start of the program (every August), which must include completion of the Texas Common Core curriculum.
Admission is limited and competitive and requires a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and at least one undergraduate course with a passing grade in each of these four areas:
- Physical science (physics or chemistry).
- Life science (animal biology, human anatomy or physiology, OR genetics).
- Behavioral/social science (e.g. psychology, sociology, anthropology).
The second degree bachelor’s in speech, language and hearing sciences is an on-campus only program and is not available online. Students enroll in full-time undergraduate coursework at TTUHSC (Lubbock campus) and physically attend classes and participate in clinical experiences.
Benefits of the Second Degree Bachelor's Program
With a Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, you will have completed all of the required speech and hearing prerequisite courses as well as the required clinical observation and clinical assisting hours necessary to apply for a job as a licensed speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) in the state of Texas.
Students who complete the program are also prepared to begin a graduate program in speech-language pathology, audiology or a related field at TTUHSC or other graduate programs in the United States.
The Second Degree Bachelor’s in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Curriculum
Students in the second degree, three-semester program (fall, spring, summer) take classes along with students in the traditional bachelor’s degree program in speech, language and hearing sciences and participate in clinical experiences. Classes include:
- Anatomy & Physiology.
- Neural Bases of Speech & Language Disorders.
- Hearing Science.
- Articulation & Phonological Disorders.
Successful completion of the program culminates in the Post-baccalaureate Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences degree.
"My experience as a 2nd degree student at TTUHSC is one I will never forget! As I
entered the program with a degree outside of the field of speech pathology, I was
a little nervous and apprehensive. However, with the support from my professors, the
life-long friendships I made, and the outstanding education I received, I am leaving
the program with confidence and the knowledge I need to succeed in a graduate program!"
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