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Hearing and Speech

Major

The Hearing and Speech major is designed to prepare students for post graduate study to become a Speech Pathologist or Audiologist. This major focusses on normal speech, language and hearing acquisition, development and change in human communication across the lifespan, and the underpinning theoretical disciplines.

Graduates will therefore have an integrated understanding of the linguistic, psychological, acoustic, neuroscience and anatomical bases of human communication. Graduates will acquire technical skills in speech and language analysis and hearing assessment.

About this major

The Hearing and Speech major (minor) is available as a second major (minor) in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science and their associated double degree combinations. 

In 2019, 1000-level and 2000-level units of study will be taught at Camperdown campus.

Graduate opportunities

The Hearing and Speech major is designed to prepare students for postgraduate study to become a speech pathologist or audiologist.

Graduates with a hearing and speech major may also consider work in the disability support sector, technical writing in medicine and health, audiometry, TESOL, and in special education roles.

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