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BS in Speech-Language Pathology

Admission

 

The purpose of the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology is to encourage critical thinking, scientific inquiry, interprofessional collaboration, and the ability to work in a global community to prepare for careers in communication sciences and disorders. Since 1947, graduates of our program have gone on to pursue master’s degrees and doctoral degrees across the nation.

The BS with a major in speech-language pathology requires 124 semester hours. As part of the TCU Core Curriculum, undergraduate students majoring in speech-language pathology must enroll in MATH 10043, a biology course and a physics or chemistry course. Also, students must enroll in 18 credit hours of related area coursework. See a list of related area coursework here and current suggested plan of study here.

Specific to majors in speech-language pathology, the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders has identified the basic requirements for a person to practice speech-language pathology. Individuals must have skills in five areas: communication, motor, intellectual-cognitive, sensory-observational and behavioral-social. Read more about essential functions here. For additional information on the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology, please visit the website for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.