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Undergraduate Program Overview

The department of Speech-Language Pathology now offers a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). This degree provides foundational coursework necessary for application to graduate programs that lead to a career in speech-language pathology.

Program At A Glance:

  • Cohort based program with a new cohort beginning each Fall
  • 74 unit full-time, cohort-based transfer program (15 prep to the major, 9 Upper Division GE, and 50 major) to be completed in 5 consecutive semesters, including Summer
  • Classes will be held on the San Marcos campus in a face-to-face format
  • The program will provide students with a broad education, covering content related to speech, language, communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders, across the lifespan
  • After successfully completing the program, the student is eligible to apply for any domestic Speech-Language Pathology Masters program

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the development of communication functions and their breakdown across the lifespan.
  2. Synthesize knowledge across disciplines, including statistics, basic science, behavioral science, and humanities to apply to speech-language pathology.
  3. Describe the speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders that are diagnosed and treated by speech-language pathologists.

A cohort is a group of students who work through a curriculum together to achieve the same academic degree. Because they are accepted into the same program, take their classes together, and graduate together, students in cohorts tend to form a strong support system and professional network that benefit them during their degree program and beyond.

View the latest video from the California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA) "Why Become a Student of Speech-Language Pathology"