Speech and Hearing Sciences

Bachelor of Science | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Delve into the science of communication across the lifespan.

Communication is essential to all human activity. It impacts how we learn and develop, how we interact with others personally and professionally, even how we feel about ourselves. It’s a complex process than involves multiple biological systems. When our communication skill set works, it is often taken for granted. But when it is impaired, many challenges arise.

With a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences, you will look into the science of human communication through an interdisciplinary lens. You will learn the biological, physical, social and linguistic aspects of communication and develop an understanding of what happens when communication is impaired.

Classes are small, and you’ll have the opportunity for a wide range of learning experiences, both on and off campus. Faculty experts provide first-hand knowledge and share a wide range of clinical and research specialties with students. They will ensure you graduate with the critical thinking skills that you need to succeed in professional or graduate school, or the workforce.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Prepare for a rewarding career.

Go further! Edinboro offers a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology that is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Get real-world experience at the Governor George Leader Speech and Hearing Center.

This state-of-the-art clinical site is an excellent supervised training facility for Edinboro students. Located on campus on the second floor of the Jeremy D. Brown Human Services Building, the Leader Speech and Hearing Center is a free center that offers diagnostic and treatment to adults and children with communication problems. As an undergraduate student, you will:

Gain an understanding of clinical service delivery, from observation through screening, assessment, counseling and therapeutic intervention.

Take advantage of observation opportunities at more than 100 sites affiliated with the Center.

Observe clients who come to the Center with a wide range of speech and hearing diagnoses.

Assist with the on-campus Kids Intensive Language Training (KILT) program for preschoolers who are deaf and hard of hearing.

What can you do with this degree?

Our students have been accepted to more than 50 different graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology across the United States. Others have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in school psychology and early childhood education. But with your undergraduate degree in hand, you can make a difference in the lives of adults and children with communication disorders. Your experiences at Edinboro will prepare you to successfully enter the workforce in a variety of fields, including:

Allied health professions


Health and human services

Life sciences

Social sciences

Prepare for a rewarding career.