The bachelor of science degree with a major in speech pathology is the preprofessional program. A master’s degree is essential for professional competence in the field, and it is a requirement for state licensure and the Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (ASHA-CCC). In the bachelor’s degree program, students must complete a minimum of 44 credits in speech pathology and audiology, and 25 clock hours of supervised observation with individuals who display a variety of communicative disorders. All speech pathology and audiology majors are required to have their programs approved by a faculty advisor within the department.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- have an entry-level understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism.
- have an entry-level understanding of the normal processes of speech and language development.
- have an entry-level understanding of diagnostic and treatment methods in Communication Disorders.
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- Total Units | 120
- Cumulative GPA | 2.75
- University GPA | 2.0
- Major GPA | 2.75
- Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
- Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
- Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
- Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units
I. Core General Education Requirements (25-28 units)
NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy .”
Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.
A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3
B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2
C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (7 units) - CO4, CO4L
D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6
E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .
F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog.
II. Additional Core Requirements (6 units maximum)
Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9
B. Diversity & Equity - CO10
C. Global Context - CO11
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO11 courses .
E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO13 courses .
F. Application - CO14
The following courses count in the Major Requirement:
III. Additional School Requirements (0 units)
IV. Major Requirements (72 units)
A. Speech Pathology (44 units)
B. Sign Language (4 units)
C. Related Disciplines (12 units)
Students must earn 12 units, a minimum of 3 units in each of the following four areas:
Child Development (3 units)
Grammar and Linguistics (3 units)
Interviewing and Counseling (3 units)
D. Related Electives (12 units)
Students are required to take an additional 12 units of electives that should be selected from the following Related Electives areas:
Anatomy and Physiology, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Child Guidance, Community Health Sciences, Computer Information Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Educational Psychology, Education, Gerontology, Health Care Ethics, Human Development and Family Studies, Linguistics, Medical Terminology, Psychology, Sign Language, Social Work, Sociology, Special Education.
V. Minor Requirements (0 units)
This major does not require the student to have a minor in order to graduate. To see if a minor is offered by this department return to the College Program page.
VI. Electives (14-17 units)
VII. Recommended Schedule
Spring Semester (15 units)
Spring Semester (13 units)
Spring Semester (15 units)
Spring Semester (14 units)