John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Students pursuing a pre-professional degree in Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of university courses. Included in the 120 semester hours are 55 hours of Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology courses.

  • Maintain a minimal 3.0 grade point average or better in the course of study.
  • Maintain a minimal 3.0 grade point average overall.
  • Make a grade of “C” or better in all major core courses.
  • Repeat any core courses or clinical practicum courses in which a grade of “D” or lower was achieved and receive a grade of “C” or better, only once.
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 if the student entered the University as an “Undecided,” to be accepted as a Speech / Language Pathology & Audiology major.
  • Be admitted to Clinical Phase with Privileges (i.e., admission to the clinical component of the program) prior to the junior year. This consists of a minimal 3.0 grade point average in all freshman and sophomore level major courses as well as the required application.

Speech Pathology and Audiology Curriculum Guide (Speech Pathology and Audiology Curriculum Guide pdf)

Freshman Year - First Semester


Freshman Year - Second Semester

FRST 100 College Success (SS)


ENGL 101 Ideas and Their ExpressionsII (WC)

ENGL 100 Ideas and Their Expressions I (WC)


MATH 102 Fundamentals of Alg & Trig II (MLAR)

MATH 101 Fundamentals of Alg & Trig I (MLAR)


FOLA xxx

FOLA xxx


SOCI 100 Principles of Sociology

BIOL 100 Biological Science and Lab (SR)


CST 101 Microcomputer Applications

HPED xxx






Sophomore Year - First Semester


Sophomore Year - Second Semester

SPCH 250 Speech Fundamentals (HFA)


SPCH 251 Public Speaking

LIBS 202 Intro to African- Amer Studies (AA)


HIST 207 Modern World History (GL)

ENGL 226 Basic Grammar/ Mechanics Writer


MGMT 110 Business Environment

SOCI 204 Social Problems


POLI 200 American Government and Politics

ECON 200 or ECON 201


ENVS 201 The Earth’s Environment (SR) *




Junior Year - First Semester


Junior Year - Second Semester

PSYC 101 General Psychology


SPCH 316 Interpersonal Communication

SPCH 301 or LIBS 300 Social Science Rsrch Mthds


SPCH 335 Rhetoric of American Thought

SPCH 401 Argumentation & Debate


ENGL 331 Writing Science & Technology

SOCI 304 or SOCI 308


SPCH 314 Intercultural Communication

Free Elective


Free Elective




Senior Year - First Semester


Senior Year - Second Semester

SPCH 410 Ethical Issues in Communication


SPCH 402 (502) Bargaining and Negotiation

SPCH 453 Persuasive Communication


ENGL 441 Visual Rhetoric Tec/Sci Writer

SPCH 498 Internship


SPCH 461 Small Group Communication

SPCH 441 Narrative Research


SPCH 408 Business & Professional Comm

Free Elective


Free Elective

Please direct additional inquiries to Dr. Deana Lacy McQuitty,Speech Program Director,