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.
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.
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.
More information on our accreditation standards may be found here: http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation/accredmanual/section3/.
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 http://www.asha.org/academic/accreditation/accredmanual/section8.htm. 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