This program integrates the study of the Spanish language and culture with preparation in the field of Speech-Langauge Pathology and Audiology. The main goal of this degree is to prepare students to serve in both a medical as well as in an educational setting. Students will participate in clinical practicum/internships in which they will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in classes. Students are required to attend one of the ACA programs for a full year and should work closely with their AU Spanish advisor prior to studying abroad.
Students who pursue the BS/BA Joint Degree need to complete General Education requirements for BS/BA Degrees and Professional Degrees, and upon completion receive 2 diplomas: BS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and BA in Spanish Studies.
Information for the two programs (Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology BS & Spanish BA) follows:
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Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology BS
This degree can be completed in four years of undergraduate study. The first two years are spent earning Andrews Core Experience credits and completing prerequisite courses in the major, the third and fourth years of study are spent completing the core requirements and electives. 124 credits are needed for graduation from Andrews University. Remaining credits may be earned in a minor area of study or elective courses.
Accelerated Program: Students interested in earning the Bachelors/Masters in an accelerated program will need to follow the admission requirements as stated below in the section entitled, “Admission Requirements for the 5 Year Track.” This track allows eligible students to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 5 years compared to 6. Students must begin this track fall semester of the undergraduate freshmen year at Andrews University.
Dual Degree Option:
This program is available as a dual degree with Spanish BA:
The GPA requirement is 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the major courses with an SPPA acronym. A grade lower than a C in major courses or cognates will not count toward either requirement.
Admission Requirements for the 5 Year Track
Students eligible to begin as the 5 year track student must meet the following criteria:
- High School GPA of 3.5 or higher upon admission to the undergraduate program.
- Math placement score of P3 (ACT of 22-23 / SAT of 510 - 530).
- Students in this program must maintain a 3.3 GPA overall and 3.5 in core courses, those with SPPA Acronym, during the first three undergraduate years.
- Students will begin the program as a BHS student and must apply to the BS program during their sophomore year.
- At the end of the 4th year (senior year) students will graduate with a BS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
- Students must complete an application process to the MS program during their senior undergraduate year.
- During the senior year, students will complete the initial courses toward the MS degree.
- Once admitted, students must meet the Speech-Language Pathology MS requirements (Speech-Language Pathology MS ).
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will:
- Demonstrate knowledge and application of theoretical and conceptual knowledge of speech, language, and hearing as the components of communication across the lifespan.
- Differentiate between various speech, language, and hearing differences and disorders.
- Demonstrate the ability to present information clearly, logically, and critically both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate knowledge of ethical standards as they relate to their field of study and interprofessional practice.
The Department of International Languages & Global Studies strives to develop students’ knowledge of the Spanish language and culture in a Christian environment. It provides a broad range of educational courses and programs that build the Spanish language competence and enhance the understanding of Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures. The department not only helps students develop a global perspective by training them to use their Spanish language skills in a variety of fields, but also to develop critical understanding of world culture in its complexity and diversity, supporting and promoting Christ’s appeal to this generation, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
Dual Degree Option:
This program is available as a dual degree with Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology:
Concentrations - 12
Choose one of the following concentrations:
Language, Literature and Culture
Translation and Interpretation
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate an advanced level of proficiency in the target language in speaking, writing, listening and reading consistent with the Advanced levels as defined by the American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
- Students will demonstrate full understanding of linguistic concepts related to the target language such as phonetics, semantics, morphology, and syntax.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of major literary, artistic, and cultural works associated with the target language and its societies. They will analyze and critique the products of the target culture (film, literature, art, popular culture, media, etc.) within their context, including conducting basic research tasks.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the diverse components of the cultures associated to the target language. They will recognize and describe the historical, social, economic, and political forces that shape society in the target culture.
- Students will integrate target language proficiencies, intercultural competencies, and critical analysis to perform tasks associated with a globalized work environment, including communications, translation, interpretation, and project completion.
- Students will demonstrate intercultural competence by obtaining knowledge and understanding of other cultures and their products. They will examine the validity of one’s own cultural beliefs, behaviors and norms by contrasting and comparing them with those of the target culture.
- Students will value cultural diversity and reinterpret the place of the self as an identity culturally situated in the global context.