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What You Learn

You take a variety of courses in the sciences and humanities to learn and understand the processes that underlie the development of speech, language and hearing.

  • Establish a solid scientific background, as well as strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Identify speech, language, communication and hearing difficulties and examine assessment, intervention and treatment practices
  • Research human communication
  • Prepare for entrance into graduate school to pursue a master’s degree in speech-language pathology or a doctoral degree in audiology

You can also pursue a minor in American Sign Language to further expand your skill set for the marketplace.

Program Coordinator:
Speech-Language-Hearing Science

Karen Villanueva
East Campus 104L
(908) 737-5820

Program Coordinator:
American Sign Language Minor

AnnMarie Bacino
East Campus 204B
(908) 737-5821

Mahchid Namazi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Sarah Patten, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Alyssa Smith AUD, Assistant Professor
Annmarie Bacino, Lecturer II
Iyad Ghanim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Joanne Cascia, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Karen Villanueva, Lecturer
Shivani Raina, SLPD, Assistant Professor

B.A. in Speech-Language-Hearing Science

This program prepares students for pre-professional entrance into a graduate program in speech-language pathology or doctoral program in audiology.

Curriculum Sheets and 4-Year Plans

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Minor

Speech-Language Pathology Pre-Professional Program

This program offers foundational course work to individuals with a bachelor's degree in another field who seek admission to a graduate SLP program. Please note that this program does not meet the requirements for Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA).

Program Coordinator:
Pre-professional Program and Minor
Shivani Raina, SLP.D.

American Sign Language Minor

Examines the deaf community and its language, with an emphasis on receptive (visual) and expressive (manual) communication.

Executive Director:

JoAnne Cascia, Ed.D.

Associate Professor


Pay attention to what your professors are telling you because you can learn a lot of first-hand knowledge from their practices, which makes the courses very interesting."

Alyssa Lepinsky
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Major
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences - Alyssa Lepinsky

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

American Sign Language Club

Learn and increase awareness of the culture and language of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

American Sign Language Club logo #KeanASL
American Sign Language Club

Internships and Jobs

At Kean, we believe in helping all of our students find internships and jobs that support their career goals. Career services staff provide professional services and offer job fairs and networking events year-round.

Kean students gain real-world experience through internships. (Medical Technology)
Internships and Jobs

Study Abroad

Kean offers study abroad opportunities in many countries. Study at Wenzhou-Kean University in China for the cost of a semester at Kean USA.

Kean students in a gorgeous outdoor setting in Northern Ireland 2023
Study Abroad


Kean's comprehensive speech-language-hearing sciences program provides graduates with a strong background for pursuing graduate studies and careers in a variety of fields, including: 

  • Speech-language pathology
  • Audiology
  • Psychology
  • Special education
  • Social work
  • Bilingual education
  • Allied health


Kean has the only undergraduate speech-language-hearing sciences program in New Jersey

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