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  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, B.S.


Department of Health and Human Performance  
615-904-8541
Rebecca Fischer, program coordinator
Rebecca.Fischer@mtsu.edu

The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology major focuses on diagnosis and intervention for those who have speech or hearing problems. It provides a foundation for students who wish to continue study at the graduate level to become certified as speech-language pathologists or audiologists or who wish to pursue other careers related to communication disorders.

Prior to enrollment in clinical methods, students must achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.60 in 60 credit hours or 3.00 in the last 30 credit hours, a minimum GPA of 2.80 in the major, and a minimal grade of C in each prerequisite course. To enroll in and continue clinical practicum, students must meet academic and professional eligibility criteria established by the faculty and published in the clinic manual. Academic criteria include the clinical methods GPA standards, mastery of phonetic features, and competence in speaking and writing. Students who do not receive a grade of B- or higher in both English composition courses (ENGL 1010  and  ENGL 1020 ) will be required to take an additional English course to improve writing proficiency.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology, B.S., Academic Map  

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

The following General Education courses are recommended for this major:

  • BIOL and either CHEM or PHYS (Nat Sci) (courses required for graduate school)
  • MATH 1530 (Math) (stats required for graduate school)

Minor (15-18 hours)


Electives (7-10 hours)


Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 29 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Junior


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


Subtotal: 30 Hours