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The Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) Learning Community will provide SLHS majors and non-SLHS majors with an opportunity to connect with each other and SLHS faculty. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning and career opportunities within the SLHS field. Participants will enroll in SLHS 11500 [Introduction to Communication Science and Disorders] and SLHS 22700 [Elements of Linguistics]


  • First-time beginning students in the College of Health and Human Sciences with a major in SLHS
  • Any first-time beginning students interested in the science and practice of speech-language pathology and audiology, regardless of major

Residential Component

  • Students from this learning community reside in Wiley Hall 
  • Information about this residence hall can be found here
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or living off-campus, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall semester

Associated Classes

  • SLHS 49800 - SLHS Learning Community
  • SLHS 11500 - Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders 
  • SLHS 22700 - Elements of Linguistics

Events and Activities Included:

  • Careers in speech, language, and hearing
  • Meetings with professors in speech, language, and hearing sciences
  • Guest speakers from speech, language, and hearing sciences
  • Lab tours
  • Clinic tours

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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