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

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts 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.

Students must also:

  • 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 with major  “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.



Program Curriculum


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 inquiries to Dr. Deana Lacy McQuitty, Speech Studies Program director, at