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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Linguistics 615 Certificate in Speech and Hearing Sciences  

Certificate in Speech and Hearing Sciences

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. Note that is not necessary to complete the certificate in order to take courses in speech and hearing through linguistics.
Core required courses for the certificate introduce students to the study of communication disorders and the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology, while building across courses a knowledge of how the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms and the physical characteristics of speech sounds affect communication. Elective courses enable students to gain further expertise in language, science, and mathematics relevant for graduate study and certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
In addition to coursework, the certificate includes a portfolio of professional experiences related to linguistics and the speech and hearing sciences. The portfolio content will reflect the student's understanding of how knowledge about the human language capacity and linguistics can inform and enrich the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology, while the experiences gained in assembling the portfolio will help students become familiar with career opportunities in these fields and make them aware of how their training has prepared them to enter these fields as a professional.
The certificate consists of five 3-credit required courses, two 3-credit electives, and a portfolio. Two of the required courses (Language Development (440) and Phonetics (451)) overlap with the major and are automatically counted as 2 of the C electives in the major and two of the required courses for the certificate. The requirements for the major with certificate are distributed as follows:
Requirement R1: One introductory course (01:615:201)
Requirement R2: B core theoretical courses (four  courses: 01:615:305, 315, 325, 350)
Requirement R3: Linguistics electives (six courses)
a. 01:615:440 Language Development (also in R5)
b. 01:615:451 Phonetics (also in R5)
c. At least one other C course
d. Three C or D courses
Requirement R4: Capstone (one course)
Either a senior honors thesis (01:615:495/496) or the advanced seminar (01:615:497)
Requirement R5: Speech and hearing required courses (five courses)
01:615:440 Language Development
01:615:451 Phonetics
01:615:391 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
01:615:392 Introduction to Communication Disorders
01:615:393 Audiology
Requirement R6: Speech and hearing electives (two 3-credit courses, one from each of two elective sets) and a portfolio
Elective Set I (one 3-credit course from cognitive science, education, psychology, and statistics electives)
01:615:435 Experimental Methodologies in Language Acquisition
01:830:200 Quantitative Methods in Psychology
01:830:271 Principles of Developmental Psychology
01:830:310 Neuropsychology
01:830:331 Infant and Child Development
01:960:211 Statistics I (NB) View
01:960:379 Basic Probability and Statistics
01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research
05:300:383 Introduction to Special Education
Elective Set II (one 3-credit course from biology, chemistry, and physics electives)
01:119:103 Principles of Biology
01:119:115 General Biology
01:119:127 Anatomy and Physiology: Health Sciences
01:119:128 Anatomy and Physiology: Health Sciences
01:119:150 Biology, Society, and Biomedical Issues
01:119:154 Genetics, Law, and Social Policy
01:119:155 Human Genetics
01:119:182 Essentials of Human Reproduction
01:119:199 Preparation for General Biology
01:160:127 Impact of Chemistry
01:160:128 Chemistry of Life
01:160:134 Introduction to Chemistry
01:160:161 General Chemistry
01:160:163 Honors General Chemistry
01:750:101 Concepts of Physics for Humanities and Social Science Students
01:750:161 Elements of Physics
01:750:193 Physics for the Sciences
01:750:203 General Physics
01:750:204 General Physics
01:750:301 Physics of Sound
a. A 500- to 750-word personal statement appropriate for application to graduate studies.
b. Attendance at four pre-approved events related to language and/or Speech and Hearing Sciences.
c. A 4- to 5-page report (double-spaced, 1" margins, 11- or 12-point font) making a connection between linguistic training and speech-language pathology or audiology experience outside of course-work. This experiential requirement could be fulfilled in a number of ways, such as: in-person observations arranged independently; online observation programs, which may be part of the required courses; and attendance at the pre-approved events related to language and/or speech and hearing sciences.
Grade requirements for certificate
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in courses counting towards the major and the certificate. Minimum grade of C in each of the elective courses for the certificate.  
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