Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, BS

The Bachelor of Science degree program in speech-language pathology and audiology includes an experiential learning component, a broad-based academic core, and the scientific and clinical course work necessary for understanding normal and disordered communication. The degree offers preprofessional training for individuals who want to pursue graduate education in speech-language pathology and audiology. Alternatively, graduates may be hired as speech-language pathology assistants in a variety of clinical settings or they may pursue other career paths in healthcare and education. 

The speech-language pathology and audiology curriculum is designed to facilitate critical thinking, information literacy, and oral and written communication skills. In addition to courses in the basic communication sciences, courses in education, allied health, computer literacy, ethics, multicultural/diversity issues, and psychology are required. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in speech-language pathology and audiology and basic sciences, and it is sufficiently flexible to provide students with the opportunity to minor in an area of related interest. 

Please visit Bouvé College Learning Outcomes for the specific student learning outcomes for this program.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Major Courses

SLPA 1000College: An Introduction (College: An Introduction)1
SLPA 1101Introduction to Communication Disorders4
SLPA 1102Language Development4
SLPA 1103Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism4
SLPA 1200Phonetics4
SLPA 1203Introduction to Audiology4
SLPA 1205Speech and Hearing Science4
SLPA 2000Introduction to Co-op1
SLPA 4651Speech Disorders across the Life Span4
SLPA 5110Language Disorders across the Life Span4
SLPA 5107Clinical Procedures4
SLPA 6219Aural Rehabilitation4
HLTH 5450Healthcare Research4
PHTH 2300Communication Skills for the Health Professions4

Supporting Courses

BIOL 1117Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 14
BIOL 1118Lab for BIOL 11171
BIOL 1119Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 24
BIOL 1120Lab for BIOL 11191
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3306Advanced Writing in the Health Professions4
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 3404Developmental Psychology4
PSYC 3466Cognition4
PHYS 1145Physics for Life Sciences 14
PHYS 1146Lab for PHYS 11451
MATH 1215Mathematical Thinking4
Calculus 1
MATH 2280Statistics and Software4
PHIL 1165Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare4
NUpath Interpreting Cultures (IC) Elective4
NUpath Ethical Reasoning (ER) Elective4
Complete one PSYC course (1000-5999)4
Complete one EDUC course (1000-5999)4

Required General Electives

Complete general electives for a minimum of 20 credits20

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World (ND)
  • Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation (EI)
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning (FQ)
  • Understanding Societies and Institutions (SI)
  • Engaging Difference and Diversity (DD)
  • Writing in the First Year (WF)
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (WD)
  • Writing-Intensive in the Major (WI, two required courses)
  • Demonstrating Thought and Action in a Capstone (CE)

Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience is satisfied through co-op.

Students are responsible for using the general electives in this program to complete NUpath requirements not satisfied by required courses in this program.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Major Requirement

A grade of C or higher is required in all SLPA courses. A grade of C– or higher is required for BIOL, MATH, and PHYS courses.

Program Requirement

133 total semester hours required.

Year 1
BIOL 11174BIOL 11194  
BIOL 11181SLPA 1101 (ND)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4SLPA 12054  
MATH 1215 or 1241 (AD)4BIOL 1120 (AD)1  
PSYC 1101 (ND, SI)4NUpath Interpreting Cultures (IC) elective4  
SLPA 1000 (College: An Introduction)1   
 18 17  
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
SLPA 20001COOP 3945 (EX)0COOP 3945 (EX)Elective4
SLPA 12034  Elective 4
PHYS 11454   
PHYS 11461   
PSYC 34044   
SLPA 11034   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHours Summer 2Hours
ENGW 3306 (WD)4SLPA 12004 Elective 4
MATH 2280 (AD)4SLPA 11024 Elective4
PSYC 34664HLTH 5450 (FQ, WI, ND)4  
PHTH 2300 (DD, EI)4NUpath Ethical Reasoning (ER) elective4  
 16 16  8
Year 4
SLPA 5107 (WI, CE)4SLPA 46514  
SLPA 51104PHIL 11654  
PSYC elective4SLPA 62194  
Elective4EDUC elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 133