Jun 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech-Language Pathology Major, BS

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The Speech-Language Pathology Program requires a scientific knowledge base for good decision making skills. Students are required to earn at least a C in all courses in the major area, in English Composition (EN 101  and EN 102 ), and in all mathematics and science courses. A course may only be repeated once to improve the grade. See “Academic Program Requirements ” for further information concerning General Education Curriculum and general degree requirements.

The undergraduate program in speech-language pathology is considered pre-professional: that is, a student must complete a master’s degree program and certain other requirements to be qualified for independent professional practice in any setting.

Progression Policy:

All students must earn a grade of C in each Speech-Language Pathology course.  If a grade lower than C is earned in any class that is a prerequisite for another class, the student will be prohibited from enrolling in the higher level SLP class. Students may repeat a maximum of two Speech-Language Pathology courses in which they earned lower than a grade of C. A course in Speech-Language Pathology may be repeated only once.  If a student does not earn a grade of C or better in the course when it is repeated, the student may not progress in the program. 


General Education Curriculum: (38-39 Semester Hours)

See General Education Curriculum Requirements  

BS Degree Requirements:

Bachelor of Science Requirements  

Total hours required for a BS Degree in Speech-Language Pathology: 124 Semester Hours

Undergraduate Clinical Practicum

Admission to Clinical Practicum:

Students seeking admission to Clinical Practicum must submit documentation of the following to the Undergraduate Practicum Coordinator no later than October 15 for Spring Semester, or February 15 for Fall (or Summer Semester admission when applicable):

  1. an application for admission to Clinical Practicum.
  2. a curriculum check sheet and tentative schedule.
  3. documentation of the completion of all core (major and university) courses, except SPA 403  and SPA 449 .
  4. documentation of a minimum grade of B in each of the major courses. Course may be repeated only once.
  5. documentation of a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in professional courses.
  6. documentation of 20 clock hours of observation.
  7. documentation of the student’s certification in CPR.
  8. documentation of the completion or current enrollment in SPA 403  to receive credit for aural rehabilitation hours.


Students are responsible for supplying and paying for their own transportation to practicum sites.


All students enrolled in clinical practicum must purchase professional liability insurance.

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