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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

Marybeth Imsho
East Campus 204B
(908) 737-5821

Mahchid Namazi
Sarah Patten
Alan Gertner
Annmarie Bacino
Iyad Ghanim
Joanne Cascia
Karen Villanueva
Kate Nealon
Shivani Raina

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:

Alan Gertner, Ph.D.

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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 '20
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Major
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences - Alyssa Lepinsky

The Classroom and Beyond

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.

After Kean

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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