Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 40

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice 1 3
GE Area A 2 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Second Semester
Select One (Major Prerequisite): 4 3
Elementary Statistics (B4)
Data Analysis in Education (B4)
Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology (B4)
Or another statistics course
Major Prerequisite: A course in human or animal biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, or veterinary science 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area E 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Third Semester
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5,6 3-4
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 5
Fourth Semester
SLHS 300 Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (Major Core, UD-D, SJ) 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
GE Area C 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
Fifth Semester
SLHS 651 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism (Major Core) 3
SLHS 652 Audiology (Major Core) 3
SLHS 655 Language Development (Major Core, UD-D) 3
GE Area F ± 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
Sixth Semester
SLHS 654 Audiometry (Major Core) 3
SLHS 658 Developmental Speech-Language Disabilities (Major Core) 3
SLHS 661 Neurolinguistics (Major Core) 3
SLHS 680 Practicum in Communication Therapy (Major Core) 1
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
U.S. and California Government 3
Seventh Semester
SLHS 656GW Diagnosis of Communicative Disorders - GWAR (Major Core) 7 3
SLHS 657 Aural Rehabilitation (Major Core) 3
SLHS 664 Clinical Phonetics (Major Core) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
Eighth Semester
SLHS 659 Articulatory and Phonological Disorders (Major Core) 3
SLHS 663 Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Major Core) 3
SLHS 668 Typical and Atypical Social Communication Development (Major Core) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
 Total Units120-122

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.


To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet the SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) requirements within your GE or major.


The D1 course should be in one of the following categories: psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health.


To determine the best B4 course option, students should complete the online advising activity at Questions? Contact Gator Smart Start.


Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.


The B1 course should be one of the following:

CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry (3 units) (B1)
CHEM 180 Chemistry for Energy and the Environment (3 units) (B1, B3, ES)
PHYS 101 Conceptual Physics (3 units) (B1)
PHYS 111 General Physics I (3 units) (B1)
PHYS 220 General Physics with Calculus I (3 units) (B1)


A capstone ePortfolio assignment is required in the fall semester of the senior year, as part of the course requirements for SLHS 656GW.


Given catalog rights, fall 2023 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.