Nov 29, 2022
A Bachelor of Science with a major in speech-language pathology/audiology gives you the skills needed to assess and treat people with speech, language and hearing disorders, through a curriculum centered around practical experience.
The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in speech-language pathology/audiology.
Hours required and general/college requirements
A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog.
Major requirements, 39 hours
Completion of at least 39 hours including:
Other course requirements
The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or better before enrolling in SPHS 3030 and subsequent courses and may only be retaken once.
Laboratory science, 3–4 hours in addition to the University Core Curriculum
Choose one from the following:
Attain 2040 and 2050 level in one foreign language or pass appropriate proficiency exams through the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures (American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish).
18 additional hours
Students majoring in audiology and speech-language pathology are required to complete 18 hours outside of the department. Students may elect one of the following:
- A minor of at least 18 hours, including at least 6 advanced hours;
- 18 hours, including 9 advanced, selected from two or more departments outside the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (selected in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor); or
- Choose one of the following interdisciplinary specializations totaling 18 hours:
See “Additional Requirements” above.
Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.
Major should be declared and degree audit prepared with the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Undergraduate Director.
To graduate with a major in speech-language pathology/audiology, a student must:
- Maintain a GPA of 2.5 in the major.
- Earn a grade of C or better on all SPHS courses. Students earning less than a C in any one of the SPHS courses will be allowed to retake that course only once.