Undergraduate Admissions


The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders at the University of Kansas, together with our sister department, Hearing & Speech at the University of Kansas Medical Center, is one of the country’s premier research and training programs in speech-language-hearing sciences. The Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders is consistently ranked as a top program by U.S. News and World Report. 

Working with a Speech Device

Undergraduates study the basic processes of human communication. Programs are designed for the student who seeks a career in speech, language, or hearing or is interested in normal communication development and communication disorders. The majority of undergraduate courses are offered both fall and spring semester to maintain a smaller class size and facilitate timely graduation. Courses are taught using interactive formats that provide ample opportunity for hands-on experiential learning. Further, the department has been consistently recognized by the University for exceptional teaching, learning and advising. 

Once you are ready to declare a major, you will be assigned to the SPLH advisor to create your plan of study and an SPLH faculty mentor to help you plan additional experiences (e.g., research, clinical) to prepare you for your chosen career path. The SPLH website provides more details about our major, minor, and certificate programs as well as our co-curricular opportunities.

General information about undergraduate admission to the University of Kansas


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