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Undergraduate Program

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 (about 57 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.

How to Become an SLP Major



  • There are no equivalencies to CD 261 (Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanism) and CD 271 (Phonetics). You will take both courses your first semester at CSULB.
  • If you want to major in SLP, you must meet Transfer Major Specific Requirements


Requirements for Undergraduate SLP Major

While there is no minimum letter grade required to continue in the program; students must have a 2.0 major GPA to graduate. However, maintaining a higher GPA is strongly recommended, especially if the student intends to apply to a graduate program.

Major Specific Declaration Requirements (MSDR)

Undergraduate Course Sequencing/ Competency

SLP undergraduate course sequence and prerequisites  

Undergraduate Advising

  • All undergraduate majors are required to meet with an advisor at the College of Health & Human Services Academic Advising Center each semester.
  • Please contact CHHS Advising at 562.985.2691