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Speech Pathology and Audiology: Academic Program

Major in speech pathology and audiology

Course Requirements

Track 1: Five-year program bachelor’s-to-master’s degree

Students entering the program in September of 2012 must apply to the MA program after completing several prerequisite courses (see Admission Information), earn at least a 3.0 (B) average every semester across all of courses, and earn at least a 3.0 (B)in every SPAUD course. Students must also meet the essential functions required for professional practice (see FAQs).

Undergraduate Requirements
SPAUD 101 Introduction to Speech Pathology and Audiology
SPAUD 210 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
SPAUD 216 Phonetics
SPAUD 217 Speech Science
SPAUD 218 Hearing Science
SPAUD 311 Child Language
SPAUD 343 Neuroscience of Communication
SPAUD 344 Evaluation Procedures in Audiology
SPAUD 345 Aural Rehabilitation
SPAUD 370 Introduction to Clinical Practicum

BIOL 115 Human Biology (Fulfills Core)
ENG 370 Linguistics
PSYC 201 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
MATH 143 Probability and Statistics (Fulfills Core)
Physics or Chemistry Course (Fulfills Core)
English Grammar course

Graduate Requirements
SPAUD 501 Diagnostic Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology
SPAUD 503 Language Disorders I: Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Children
SPAUD 504 Language Disorders II: School-Age
SPAUD 505 Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
SPAUD 506 Aphasia
SPAUD 508 Phonological Disorders
SPAUD 510 Fluency Disorders
SPAUD 512 Augmentative and Alternative Communication
SPAUD 515 Seminar in Speech-Language Pathology
SPAUD 520 Motor Speech Disorders
SPAUD 521 Voice and Voice Disorders
SPAUD 522 Neurocognitive Communication Disorders
SPAUD 523 Dysphagia
SPAUD 524 Cleft and Craniofacial Disorders
SPAUD 530 Clinical Practicum: On Campus 1
SPAUD 531 Clinical Practicum: On Campus 2
SPAUD 532 Clinical Practicum: On Campus 3
SPAUD 540 Clinical Practicum: Externship 1
SPAUD 541 Clinical Practicum: Externship 2
SPAUD 542 Clinical Practicum: Externship 3
SPAUD 595 Thesis (Optional)
SPAUD 599 Critical Reflections in Speech Pathology

Track 2: Four-year bachelor’s program

For students entering the program in September of 2012, they must earn at least a 3.3 (B+)average every semester across all of courses, and earn at least a 3.3 (B+)in every SPAUD course. Students must also meet the essential functions required to practice as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist (see FAQs). Students do not need to apply to remain in the four-year program.

SPAUD 101 Introduction to Speech Pathology and Audiology
SPAUD 210 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
SPAUD 216 Phonetics
SPAUD 217 Speech Science
SPAUD 218 Hearing Science
SPAUD 311 Child Language
SPAUD 343 Neuroscience of Communication
SPAUD 344 Evaluation Procedures in Audiology
SPAUD 345 Aural Rehabilitation
SPAUD 384 Speech Sound Disorders across the Lifespan
SPAUD 385 Language Disorders across the Lifespan
SPAUD 370 Introduction to Clinical Practicum

Cognates
BIOL 115 Human Biology (Fulfills Core)
ENG 370 Linguistics
PSYC 201 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
MATH 143 Probability and Statistics (Fulfills Core)
Physics or Chemistry Course (Fulfills Core)
English Grammar course

SPAUD handbook

Review the policies and program guidelines (pdf) for the speech pathology and audiology program.

Student club

Get involved in Calvin's chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

Disclaimer statement

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).