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 KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

SPLH 161 (Major Requirement, Goal 3 Social Science)3SPLH 220 (Major Requirement, Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy)4
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy)23BA Quantitative Reasoning (QR)33
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3 
 17 15
SPLH 462 (Major Requirement)3SPLH 463 (Major requirement)43
SPLH 465 (Major Requirement)1Goal 3 Natural Science83
SPLH 466 (Major Requirement)3Lab Science (BA Lab Requirement)81
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)63
Goal 2.2 Communication3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 13 16
SPLH 568 (Major Requirement)4SPLH 566 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3SPLH 565 (Major Requirement)1
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3SPLH 571 (Major Requirement)4
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Goal 3 Arts and Humanities3
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours72Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 15 14
SPLH 620 (Major Requirement)3SPLH 660 (Major Requirement, Goal 6 Integration & Creativity)3
SPLH Recommended Elective, or elective53SPLH Recommended Elective, or elective53
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3SPLH Recommended Elective, or elective53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours73
 15 15
Total Hours 120

The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course. 


MATH 101 is the pre-requisite course for SPLH 220


Visit this website 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 KU core, 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 KU Core Goal 3N, BIOL 102 recommended for BA LFE, MATH 365 recommended for BA Quantitative Reasoning, SOC 104 recommended for KU Core 4.1, 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 same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to pursue additional majors and/or minors.

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