BA in Speech-Language-Hearing

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in Speech-Language-Hearing. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill Core 34, please visit the KU Core 34 page.

SPLH 161 (Major Requirement, Core 34: Social and Behavior Science (SGE))050*3SPLH 220 (Major Requirement)4
MATH 101 (Core 34: Math and Statistics (SGE))030*, 13BA Quantitative Reasoning (QR)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)5Core 34: English (SGE)0103
Core 34: English (SGE)01032nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
Core 34: Social and Behavior Science (SGE)0503 
 17 15
SPLH 462 (Major Requirement)3SPLH 463 (Major requirement)33
SPLH 465 (Major Requirement)1Core 34: Natural and Physical Sciences (SGE)040,74-5
SPLH 466 (Major Requirement)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)71
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)53
Core 34: Communications (SGE)0203Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 13 17-18
SPLH 568 (Major Requirement)4SPLH 566 (Major Requirement)3
Core 34: US Culture (SGE)0703SPLH 565 (Major Requirement)1
Core 34: Arts and Humanities (SGE)0603SPLH 571 (Major Requirement)4
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Core 34: Arts and Humanities (SGE)0603
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours61Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 14 14
SPLH 620 (Major Requirement)3SPLH 660 (Major Requirement, Capstone Requirement)3
SPLH Recommended Elective, or elective43SPLH Recommended Elective, or elective43
Core 34: Global Culture (SGE)0703SPLH Recommended Elective, or elective43
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours63
 15 15
Total Hours 120-121

MATH 101 is the pre-requisite course for SPLH 220


Visit this page for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 


SPLH 463 is a pre-requisite for SPLH 568.


Recommended electives for SPLH majors are SPLH 498 (requires major GPA 3.5 or higher and consent of honors coordinator); SPLH 670 and SPLH 672 (both require completion of major requirements and a 3.0 GPA or higher). 


For students completing the language requirement via the 3+1 language option, note that many first semester languages are 5 credit hours.


Hour requirements (incl. 45 jr/sr hrs) are typically met through Core 34, degree, major, second area of study and/or elective hours.  Students completing the BGS with a major must choose a secondary area of study.  Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor.


ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) Recommendations:  BIOL 100 recommended Core 34: Natural and Physical Sciences (SGE), BIOL 102 recommended for BA LFE, MATH 365 recommended for BA Quantitative Reasoning, PSYC 104 recommended for an elective.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The following courses are offered once per academic year in the semester listed in the Plan of Study Grid above: SPLH 462SPLH 463SPLH 465SPLH 466SPLH 565SPLH 566SPLH 620


*  - This course is a Required major course and is also part of Core 34: Systemwide General Education.  If this course is not taken to fulfill the Core 34:SGE requirement, it must be taken in place of elective hours.

**  - This course is a Recommended Core 34: Systemwide General Education course.  This specific course is not required but is recommended by the program’s faculty.

***  - This course is a Required Core 34: Systemwide General Education course.  This program is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents to require this specific Core 34:Systemwide General Education course.  If a student did not take this course it must be taken in addition to other degree requirements.