Online Bachelor of Science in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences

Learn to help people communicate more effectively

Communication is a human right, yet millions of people struggle with speech, language, voice, swallowing, or hearing disorders that affect their ability to fully express themselves. In many cases, these issues go untreated.

By earning an online Bachelor of Science in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from Bradley University, you can embark on a rewarding career where you’ll be working with patients across the lifespan to help them overcome these challenges.

Online Bachelor of Science in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences at a Glance


Total Credits:
120 (including 45 credits of program core courses)

Transfer Credits Accepted:
Up to 66 from accredited 2-year colleges and unlimited from 4-year institutions

Time to Completion:
As few as 2.7 years (8 semesters) for core coursework and general education requirements


Start Date
Fall: August 21, 2024

Application Deadline:
Fall: July 20, 2024

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Build a solid foundation in speech, language, and hearing sciences

Our innovative speech and language program is designed to equip you with the foundational knowledge and skills required to become an ethical and culturally sensitive pre-professional and/or entry-level speech-language pathologist.

Combining problem-based learning, simulation experience, and hands-on clinical opportunities, coursework can prepare you for graduate school or speech-language pathology assistant certification.

One of the distinguishing features of Bradley’s program is our strong focus on training the clinicians of tomorrow. Our curriculum includes a guided observation course plus two optional courses that offer you the opportunity to acquire valuable supervised clinical experience.

You can complete your core coursework and general education requirements in as few as 2.7 years (8 semesters).

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Practical Experience

Benefit from a curriculum focused on evidence-based practice interventions and hands-on clinical opportunities.

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Industry Aligned

Prepare for ASHA certification and state licensure.

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Future Focused

Gain the skills to prepare for a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology and success in the field.

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Strong Support

Receive dedicated student support from enrollment through graduation and beyond.

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Transfer-Credit Friendly

Transfer up to 66 credit hours from two-year colleges and unlimited credit hours from four-year institutions.

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Flexible and Convenient

Choose from 3 start dates and complete your coursework 100% online.

Bradley University has been shaping leaders and innovators since 1897. Continuously driven by our commitment to excellence in teaching, research and learning, we’ve designed our speech and language program to expertly combine rigorous academics with real-world practice.

A Bradley education is a rich culture of collaboration, support, and shared values, one that will challenge you to grow personally and professionally. We continue to earn high marks for our outstanding faculty and student-centered approach to learning.

When you choose Bradley’s Speech Language and Hearing Sciences program, you’ll have access to the resources and tools to help you attain your goals, including:

  • Dedicated faculty members who have years of clinical and academic experience. These mentors will be there for you not only beyond office hours, but beyond graduation.
  • Small class sizes and the personalized support to help you thrive.
  • A collaborative environment where you can learn from and alongside like-minded professionals who share your vision for a brighter future.
  • Learning beyond the classroom where you can hone your skills through supervised clinical experiences.

Online Post-Baccalaureate leveling program in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences

If you have a bachelor’s degree in an area unrelated to speech-language pathology or hearing sciences but would like to pursue a graduate degree in this field, Bradley offers a leveling program that can prepare you for an advanced degree program.

This leveling program is designed to equip you with the background required for most master’s programs.

It consists of 7 courses totaling 21 credits and can be completed in as few as 9 months (2 semesters).

Explore the leveling program curriculum

Patient and Bachelor of Science in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences professional.

For more than 60 years, we’ve been setting the standard for excellence in health education. Our graduates are transforming the way health care is delivered — and so can you.

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What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences?

If you’re passionate about helping others and making a positive impact in your community, then a career as a speech language pathology assistant or hearing sciences can be a great choice.

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences can help you qualify for a number of assistant roles in the field, where you can work in settings such as schools and clinics and gain valuable hands-on experience.

This degree equips you with the necessary prerequisites to eligible for admission into a speech-language pathology or audiology graduate program. An advanced degree is required to work in roles such as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist, so many bachelor’s degree recipients continue on to graduate school to further their education.


Bradley University Accreditation by Higher Learning CommissionBradley University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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