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Curriculum Requirements

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students are exposed to a wide variety of courses in the liberal arts and sciences as well as a rigorous sequence of courses in the field, preparing them for a lifetime of helping those in need.

See below for the course requirements for:

  • B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

    B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

    General Education Requirements: 42 Credits
    Major-Specific Requirements: 42 Credits
    Elective Credits: 36 Credits 

    SPCH 155 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
    SPCH 160 Introduction to Linguistics 3
    *SPCH 202 Phonetics 3
    SPCH 210 Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders   
    3
    SPCH 251 Normal Language Development 3
    SPCH 260 Speech and Hearing Science 3
    SPCH 261 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
    3
    SPCH 263 Audiology I: Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment 3
    SPCH 351 Speech-Language Pathology I 3

    SPCH 352 Speech-Language Pathology II

    3
    SPCH 359 Observation of Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders
    3
    SPCH 435 Diagnostic Principles and Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology
    3
    SPCH 475 Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology 3
    SPCH 476 Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology 3

    * Theatre Arts and Acting majors who wish to pursue the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology major may count THTR 202 and SPCH 203 towards the major and in substitution for SPCH 202 towards the major.

    Total Credits 42

    To meet the General Education requirements and the requirements of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology Majors must complete three credits in physical science, three credits in biological science, six credits in social/behavioral sciences, and three credits in statistics.

    Specific Additional Requirements for the Major:

    The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires that students in the major fulfill 25 supervised observation hours before enrolling in practice in speech-language pathology.

  • Minor in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

    Minor in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

    Total Credits: 24

    SPCH 155 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
    SPCH 160 Introduction to Linguistics 3
    *SPCH 202 Phonetics 3
    SPCH 251 Normal Language Development 3
    SPCH 260 Speech & Hearing Science 3
    SPCH 261 Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanism
    3
    SPCH 263 Audiology I: Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment                 3
    SPCH 359 Observation of Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders 3

    * Theatre Arts and Acting majors who wish to pursue the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology minor may count THTR 202 and SPCH 203 towards the minor and in substitution for SPCH 202 towards the minor.

  • Minor in Language Sciences

    Minor in Language Sciences  

    Total Credits: 21

    SPCH 112 The Structure of English
    OR EWL 210 The History of English
    3
    SPCH 160 Introduction to Linguistics 3
    *SPCH 202 Phonetics 3
    SPCH 251 Normal Language Development 3
    SPCH 316 Psycholinguistics 3
    SPCH 318 Language and Society 3
    Capstone course: Choose Option A or B, determined in consultation with the department  
    Option A: Interdisciplinary Coursework
    Choose ONE from below:
    PHIL 325 Philosophy of Language
    OR
    EWL 337 Philosophies and Poetics of Translation
    3
    Option B: SPCH 399 or 499 Independent Study
    OR
    SPCH 497 Research Project
    OR
    SPCH 499 Internship in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL)
    3
    Suggested electives: Foreign Language  

    *Theatre Arts and Acting majors who wish to pursue the Language Sciences minor may count THTR 202-203 towards the Language Sciences minor and in substitution for SPCH 202.

 

For full course descriptions, view the course catalog.