May 30, 2023  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech-Language Pathology Major, B.S.

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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 300), 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:

A cumulative overall grade point average of 2.5 is required for progression to 300 and 400-level classes in Speech-Language Pathology. In addition, a grade of C is required in each Speech-Language Pathology course including those at the 200-level prior to progression in the program. A course in Speech-Language Pathology may be repeated only once. If a student does not obtain a grade of C or better in a course when it is repeated, the student may not progress in the program.

The following is only one source of information regarding a student’s program of study in seeking the B.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Students should always meet with a faculty advisor for information on course scheduling, rotation, and selection and for planning an effective and efficient program of study.

General Education Curriculum:

(See General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees .)

General Minor (Required)

Students may minor in business, psychology, family studies, or any other approved curriculum.

Total hours required for a B.S. 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):

  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 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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