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Speech & Language Sciences

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Honours

Are you fascinated by how language is learned? Or how experts evaluate and treat language disorders? 

Just one of three of its kind offered across Canada, our program gives you a solid understanding of speech and language sciences, and an appreciation for the extraordinary work happening in the sector right now. You get in-depth knowledge of linguistics and its relation to language disorders. And you learn the process of diagnosis and treatment of speech, language and communication disorders.

Study alongside instructors who are nationally and internationally known for their scholarship, engaged advocacy and excellence in teaching. You also have the unique opportunity for hands-on learning through relevant work placements and internships in this exciting field.

What you’ll learn 

  • Gain critical skills in the research, understanding and treatment of speech, language and communication disorders.
  • Learn how to evaluate research findings in speech and language sciences.

Hands-on experiences 

  • You can pursue graduate studies or explore careers in areas such as speech and language pathology, audiology, clinical education, public policy and communication disorders.

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Speech and Language Sciences combines aspects of traditional linguistics with psychology, biology and kinesiology - and applies this knowledge to clinical issues related to disorders of speech, hearing and other language problems that one might encounter. This program is geared toward students intending to pursue postgraduate work in areas such as speech pathology and audiology.

— Chandan Narayan
Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director, Linguistics

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