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.
All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.
All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Major Courses
|HLTH 5450||Healthcare Research||4|
|PHTH 2300||Communication Skills for the Health Professions||4|
|SLPA 1000||College: An Introduction (College: An Introduction)||1|
|SLPA 1101||Introduction to Communication Disorders||4|
|SLPA 1102||Language Development||4|
|SLPA 1103||Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism||4|
|SLPA 1203||Introduction to Audiology||4|
|SLPA 1205||Speech and Hearing Science||4|
|SLPA 2000||Introduction to Co-op||1|
|SLPA 4651||Speech Disorders across the Life Span||4|
|SLPA 5107||Clinical Procedures||4|
|SLPA 5110||Language Disorders across the Life Span||4|
|SLPA 6219||Aural Rehabilitation||4|
A grade of C– or higher is required for all BIOL courses.
|BIOL 2217||Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1||4|
|BIOL 2218||Lab for BIOL 2217||1|
|BIOL 2219||Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 2||4|
|BIOL 2220||Lab for BIOL 2219||1|
|ENGW 1111||First-Year Writing||4|
|ENGW 3306||Advanced Writing in the Health Professions||4|
|PSYC 1101||Foundations of Psychology||4|
|PSYC 3404||Developmental Psychology||4|
A grade of C– or higher is required for all PHYS courses.
|PHYS 1145||Physics for Life Sciences 1||4|
|PHYS 1146||Lab for PHYS 1145||1|
A grade of C– or higher is required for all MATH courses.
|MATH 1215||Mathematical Thinking||4|
|MATH 1241||Calculus 1||4|
|MATH 2280||Statistics and Software||4|
|PHIL 1165||Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare||4|
|NUpath Interpreting Cultures (IC) Elective||4|
|NUpath Ethical Reasoning (ER) Elective||4|
|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 credits||20|
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.
133 total semester hours required.
|ENGW 1111 (WF)||4||SLPA 1101 (ND)||4|
|MATH 1215 or 1241 (AD)||4||SLPA 1205||4|
|PSYC 1101 (ND, SI)||4||BIOL 2219||4|
|SLPA 1000 (College: An Introduction)||1||BIOL 2220||1|
|BIOL 2217||4||NUpath Interpreting Cultures (IC) elective||4|
|Fall||Hours||Spring||Hours||Summer 1||Hours||Summer 2||Hours|
|SLPA 2000||1||COOP 3945 (EX)||0||COOP 3945 (EX)||Elective||4|
|ENGW 3306 (WD)||4||SLPA 1200||4||Elective||4|
|MATH 2280 (AD)||4||SLPA 1102||4||Elective||4|
|PSYC 3466||4||HLTH 5450 (FQ, WI, ND)||4|
|PHTH 2300 (DD, EI)||4||NUpath Ethical Reasoning (ER) elective||4|
|SLPA 5107 (WI, CE)||4||SLPA 4651||4|
|SLPA 5110||4||PHIL 1165||4|
|PSYC elective||4||SLPA 6219||4|
|Total Hours: 133|