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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鈥檚 degree from an accredited university.

The second degree bachelor鈥檚 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鈥檚 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:

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  • Physical science (physics or chemistry).
  • Life science (animal biology, human anatomy or physiology, OR genetics).
  • Behavioral/social science (e.g. psychology, sociology, anthropology).
  • Statistics.

The second degree bachelor鈥檚 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 澳门六合彩投注 (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 澳门六合彩投注 or other graduate programs in the United States.

The Second Degree Bachelor鈥檚 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鈥檚 degree program in speech, language and hearing sciences and participate in clinical experiences. Classes include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Phonetics.
  • 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.

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"My experience as a 2nd degree student at 澳门六合彩投注 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!"

Heidi Weiler

  Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

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Brittany Hall, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT.
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