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B.S. in Speech Language Pathology

The Department grants the B.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP).

The pre-professional program leads to the B.S. degree.

Each student in the Department must earn a grade of C or better in all departmental courses. This policy applies to all CSD courses. If a grade below C is received in a required course, the course must be repeated. Prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or better before subsequent courses may be taken. (For example, CSD majors must make a C or better in CSD 411 Introduction to Audiology before they can take CSD 471 Aural Rehabilitation. Other prerequisite courses are noted on pages 94-96 of the Undergraduate Bulletin.)

CSD courses are only available to students who are declared CSD majors. However, CSD 101 is available to students who may be considering declaring Speech-Language Pathology as their major and are seeking more information about the profession. CSD 385 is also open to students regardless of major to explore cultural diversity issues.

Requirements for Admission to the Junior Class

  • The main purpose of the undergraduate program in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders is to prepare students for graduate work in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.  All students majoring in Speech-Language Pathology must apply to the program as a junior.  Admission to the junior class demonstrates the student’s willingness and dedication to commit to the academic standards to apply for admission into a CAA accredited institution such as the University of Montevallo for graduate work.  Admission to the junior class will be based on the student’s overall GPA, satisfactory completion of 60 hours required to obtain junior status, and appropriate social and behavioral attributes.  Once admitted, a student must maintain these standards in order to remain in the major.