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Human Communication Sciences, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #24 (WUR) Evanston, IL, United States
The Human Communication Sciences program of Northwestern University is addresing the students that are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, and enjoy learning about how to help children and adults to overcome difficulties in hearing, speech, language and learning. 
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The Human Communication Studies program of Northwestern University offers students an opportunity to go on to medical school or to graduate programs in audiology, speech pathology, learning disabilities, neuroscience, dentistry, or biomedical engineering. Others begin work immediately in research laboratories or for health-related businesses.

Program highlights 

You may choose to pursue a general education in communication sciences and disorders, or to concentrate your coursework in one or more specific areas that match your interests and career goals: audiology and hearing science, speech and language pathology, and learning disabilities. Opportunities are available for students to conduct research alongside renowned faculty investigators, and to observe clinical sessions in the new Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Hearing and Speech Acoustics
  • Language Development and Usage
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Introduction to Speech, Language, Learning, and Their Disorders
  • Statistics in Communication Sciences andDisorders
  • Statistical Methods in Psychology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Official secondary school transcript and school report
  • Counselor recommendation 
  • At least one teacher recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (ONLY required for international applicants whose first language is not English or whose schooling has not been in English)
  • Nonrefundable application fee of $75 or application fee waiver
  • Early Decision Agreement (ONLY Early Decision applicants)
  • Midyear transcript
  • Music audition (ONLY School of Music applicants)
  • Required for homeschooled applicants ONLY: 3 SAT subject tests 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56286 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56286 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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