Linguistics and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, BS

The combined major in linguistics and speech-language pathology and audiology provides students with extensive background in the formal structures of human language; the methods and applications of linguistic analyses of language data; the biology, neurology, and physics of the human vocal tract; and the nature of both normal and disordered human speech communication and language development. Students have an opportunity to develop critical thinking, information literacy, and strong oral and written communication skills.While on co-op, students gain clinical experience, including preprofessional training appropriate to pursue a graduate degree in SLPA, related clinical healthcare domains, or education.

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.

Linguistics Requirements

Linguistics Foundations
LING 1150Introduction to Language and Linguistics4
LING 2350Linguistic Analysis4
LING 3412Language and Culture4
Linguistic Structure
LING 3420Phonetics (Integrative course)4
LING 3422Phonology4
LING 3450Syntax4
LING 3424Morphology4
or LING 3452 Semantics
Psychology Requirements
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 2320Statistics in Psychological Research4
PSYC 3464Psychology of Language4
Linguistics Elective
Complete one of the following, not counted elsewhere:4
History of English
Language and Gender
Topics in Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Seminar in Linguistics
Research Seminar in Linguistics
Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Directed Study Research
Independent Study
Developmental Psychology
Language and the Brain
Psychology of Reading
Cognitive Development
Laboratory in Psycholinguistics

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Requirements

All courses in these sections must be completed with a C or better.
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
SLPA 1101Introduction to Communication Disorders4
SLPA 1102Language Development4
SLPA 1103Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism4
SLPA 1203Introduction to Audiology4
SLPA 1205Speech and Hearing Science4
SLPA 4651Speech Disorders across the Life Span4
SLPA 5107Clinical Procedures4
SLPA 5110Language Disorders across the Life Span4
SLPA 6219Aural Rehabilitation4
Biology and Physics Requirements
BIOL 2217
and BIOL 2218
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIOL 2217
BIOL 2219
and BIOL 2220
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Lab for BIOL 2219
PHYS 1145
and PHYS 1146
Physics for Life Sciences 1
and Lab for PHYS 1145

Integrative Requirement

The following course is taken in another area of the major:
LING 3420Phonetics4

Supporting Courses

ENGW 3306Advanced Writing in the Health Professions4
HLTH 2100Interprofessional Ethics for Individual and Population Health4
or PHIL 1165 Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare
PHTH 2300Communication Skills for the Health Professions4

Major Credit Requirement

Complete 104 hours in the major.

Program Requirements

128 total semester hours required

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
BIOL 2217
and BIOL 2218
5BIOL 2219
and BIOL 2220
ENGW 11114LING 23504  
PSYC 11014SLPA 11014  
LING 11504SLPA 12054  
SLPA 1000 or LING 10001   
 18 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
LING 34204Co-opCo-opElective4
PHYS 1145
and PHYS 1146
5  Elective4
SLPA 11034   
SLPA 12034   
SLPA 20001   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
ENGW 33064HLTH 2100 or PHIL 11654VacationElective4
LING 3422 or 34504LING 3422 or 34504 Elective4
PHTH 23004PSYC 34644  
PSYC 23204SLPA 11024  
 16 16 0 8
Year 4
LING 34124LING 3424 or 34524  
SLPA 51074SLPA 46514  
SLPA 51104SLPA 62194  
Linguistics elective4Elective4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 133