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Course Requirements to Matriculate

Individuals wishing to matriculate into the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology must demonstrate successful (B or better) completion of prerequisite coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as Liberal Arts and Sciences. The breakdown of prerequisite coursework is outlined below.

Fifteen (15) credits of foundations courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders are required. Each of the following must be at least 3 credits. Applications missing any of these communication sciences and disorders courses will not be considered:

Introduction to Language
Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Mechanisms
Phonetics of American English
Introduction to Speech Pathology
Introduction to Audiology

Thirty (30) credits in Liberal Arts and Sciences courses are required of each applicant. Applicants should review catalog descriptions of courses they have taken to ensure correct matching of the following requirements:

All coursework must appear on the applicant's transcript. AP credits are accepted so long as they are entered on the college transcript.

Your may apply for the February 1 deadline missing no more than 15 credits of non-communication sciences prerequisite coursework. However, to matriculate in September, no more than 6 credits of prerequisite coursework may be missing.

Biological science (3 credits)Acceptable courses in biological sciences should emphasize a content area related to human or animal sciences (e.g., biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science).
Physical science (3 credits)acceptable courses in physical science must include coursework in physics or chemistry.
Statistics (3 credits) - examples are research methods in statistics and psychological statistics (this must be a stand-alone course in statistics).
Behavioral and/or social science (6 credits)Acceptable courses in social/behavioral sciences should include psychology, anthropology, or public health. Also included: criminology, sociology, human behavior, cultural diversity, gender issues
English (3 credits) of intensive writing

When applying to become a matriculated student, applicants should understand:

  • at least a B grade is required for all prerequisite coursework
  • Advanced Placement (AP) credit may be accepted only if the action has been recorded on the student's official undergraduate transcript(s)
  • Pass/fail grades will not be considered as having fulfilled the program's Liberal Arts and Sciences prerequisite requirements
  • Courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university; distance learning is permitted as long as the institution is regionally accredited
  • College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores will not be considered as having fulfilled admissions requirements
  • If you are unsure that a class meets a prerequisite course requirement, you may include with your application a catalog description and/or syllabus for that course

Download this worksheet to track the prerequisite courses you need to apply to the Department of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology.

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