May 24, 2022
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.
A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required for progression to 300 and 400-level classes in Speech-Language Pathology. In addition, a grade of at least a C is required in each Speech-Language Pathology course. In the event a student earns a grade lower than a C in any class which is a prerequisite for another class, he/she will be unable to enroll in the higher level class. 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. Only two speech-language pathology coures may be repeated.
(Minimum grade of C or above required)
The 39 semester hours of required courses in the professional major include:
General Minor (Required)
Students may minor in business, psychology, family studies, or any other approved curriculum.
Total hours required for a BS Degree in Speech-Language Pathology: 124 Semester Hours
*At least one course in biology and at least one course in a physical science are required.
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):
- an application for admission to Clinical Practicum.
- a curriculum check sheet and tentative schedule.
- documentation of the completion of all core (major and university) courses, except SPA 403 and 449.
- documentation of a minimum grade of B in each of the major courses. Course may be repeated only once.
- documentation of a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in professional courses.
- documentation of 20 clock hours of observation.
- documentation of the student’s certification in CPR.
- 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.