Undergraduate Program

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology provides undergraduate coursework for students planning careers in speech‑language pathology or audiology. Departmental majors complete work leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Students pursuing the B.A. degree may qualify for State of California Licensure as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA).

Program Objectives

The primary goal of the undergraduate program is to provide our students with a broad education in normal and disordered processes of speech, language, hearing and swallowing. This goal has the following objectives:

  • Provide our students with an understanding of normal development in speech, hearing, language, swallowing and communication
  • Provide our students with an understanding of the genetic, cultural, neurological, physiological, psychological, and socioeconomic factors which can disrupt normal development in speech, hearing, language, swallowing, and communication
  • Prepare students for professional graduate training as speech-language pathologists.

The sequence of undergraduate courses (57-58 units) is from normal processes to disordered processes, and finally, to assessment/management of children, adolescents, and adults with speech, language and/or swallowing disorders.

Course Requirements for Undergraduate SLP Major