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Speech Pathology and Audiology

Study speech pathology and audiology at Calvin

Calvin's speech pathology program is designed to help you become an effective, Christian leader with a client-entered vision of service. As a speech pathology student, you'll study a variety of subjects, including biology, physics, philosophy, psychology, and linguistics. This interdisciplinary approach to learning will provide you with a multidimensional view of communication.

Four years or five?

The five-year bachelor's to master's degree track is an accelerated program that will save time and money by allowing you to complete a master's degree in just one additional year.

The four-year bachelor's degree program is designed primarily for students who wish to attend an audiology or speech-language pathology graduate program at another university.

Our mission

The mission of the speech pathology and audiology program at Calvin College is to prepare students for the vocations of speech-language pathology or audiology within a liberal arts foundation and the context of the communication arts and sciences department’s vision and mission. We specifically seek to provide an academically rigorous program with a Reformed Christian perspective that educates our students to have the essential academic knowledge, clinical skills, and reflective practices that enable them to enter the professions, to become lifelong learners to improve their service to others, to be intentional advocates for individuals who have communicative disorders, to know, appreciate and respect cultural and linguistic traditions in a diverse world, and to become successful leaders specifically within the professions of speech-language pathology or audiology and more generally in society. 

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The master's program in speech-language pathology at Calvin College is a candidate for accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Candidacy is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years.

CAA Information

More information on our accreditation standards may be found here:

Speech pathology majors, faculty members, other Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, or the general public  may contact the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) with complaints related to our program’s compliance with standard’s and regulations. All must follow the Complaint Procedure against Graduate Education Programs, which can be found at The procedure stipulates that “complaints must pertain to accredited programs, must relate to the standards for accreditation, and must specifically describe the incidence that must have occurred in the last five years with all supporting data”. complaints are submitted in writing to:

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850

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Community resources

Calvin's adult-neuro clinic offers speech-language pathology services for adults with communication disorders secondary to neurological disorders.

Our pediatric clinic serves children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old with communication needs.

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Speech Pathology and Audiology Program is committed to the principle of equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, and status as a covered veteran (e.g., the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 [to the Higher Education Act of 1965], the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act [USERRA], the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act [GINA], the Immigration Reform and Control Act [IRCA], and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 [CSRA], and all amendments to the foregoing).