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Speech-Language Pathology, B.S.

The undergraduate program in speech-language pathology prepares students in the fundamentals of normal acquisition of speech, language, and hearing, and provides an introduction to the field of communication sciences and disorders. The undergraduate curriculum provides students with necessary prerequisite courses for graduate study. The master's degree is necessary for the initial teaching certificate, the license to practice speech-language pathology, and for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, www.asha.org. The speech language pathology master’s degree program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Undeclared, change of major, and transfer students are eligible to apply for admission to the department as a junior. Undeclared students are eligible to apply for admission to the department after two semesters of college study. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission, no exceptions.

Academic Performance Policy: Students who have a GPA of less than 3.0 in SLP-prefixed courses required for the major at the end of a semester will be placed on departmental probation. The student will then have one semester to raise their GPA to a 3.0 or greater in SLP-prefixed required courses or they will be dismissed from the department.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 39–66 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in the Major 46 cr

EXE 100 Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs
EXE 245 Community Service with Individuals with Special Needs
EDF 202 Child Development and Education
EDF 302 Educational Psychology: Elementary Education
SLP 302 Clinical Phonetics
SLP 303 Language Acquisition
SLP 304 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
SLP 305 Communication Disorders I
SLP 314 Audiology
SLP 328 Audiology Lab
SLP 329 Language Acquisition Lab
SLP 401 Aural Rehabilitation
SLP 405 Communication Disorders II
SLP 411 Language Diagnosis and Remediation
SLP 412 Speech Acoustics and Perception
SLP 424 Organization and Administration of School Speech and Language Programs
SLP 428 Acoustics Lab
SLP 429 Clinical Observation

All College Electives 11–35 cr
Recommended speech-language pathology electives:
PSY 306 Statistics in Psychological Research
OR
MAT 311 Introductory Probability and Statistics

SLP 400 Language and Literacy for Speech-Language Pathologists

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

Speech-Language Pathology

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