Speech and Hearing at Rutgers

Certificate in Speech and Hearing Sciences in Linguistics

The Certificate in Speech and Hearing Sciences in Linguistics provides guidance and coursework for undergraduate majors in Linguistics preparing to pursue graduate study in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Students who complete the certificate will supplement a strong foundation in modern linguistic theory with coursework required for graduate study in the speech and hearing sciences. Additionally, students will complete a portfolio of professional experiences related to linguistics and the speech and hearing sciences.

For more information, contact Crystal Akers (cakers at rutgers dot edu)

Certificate Webpage: http://ling.rutgers.edu/undergraduate-mainmenu-139


In addition to the 36 credits for the Linguistics Major, students will complete 18 credits of coursework for the certificate (no more than one course of 3 credits can be counted for both the Major and the Certificate), plus a professional portfolio.


Grade Requirement:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in courses counting towards the Major
  • Minimum grade of B in each of the required courses for the certificate
  • Minimum grade of C+ in each of the elective courses for the certificate.     

Required Courses (12)

01:615:391 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism (3)

01:615:392 Introduction to Communication Disorders (3)

01:615:393 Audiology (3)

01:615:451 Phonetics (3)

Elective Set I (3)

Complete one course (3 credits) from Cognitive Science, Education, Linguistics, or Psychology (corresponding to ASHA’s 2014 Standard IV-A knowledge outcomes in social and behavioral sciences). 

01:185:410 Language and Cognition (3)

05:300:383 Introduction to Special Education (3)

01:615:435 Experimental Methodologies in Language Acquisition (3)

01:615:433/01:830:484 Language Acquisition (3)

01:830:200 Quantitative Methods in Psychology (3)

01:830:271 Principles of Developmental Psychology (3)

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