Apr 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin 
2023-2024 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology BS

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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. Students transferring to Andrews University may complete general education and cognate courses that would then be transferred into and articulated by Andrews University. See “Admission Requirements” below.

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 a Spanish BA:

Total Credits - 120

General Education (Andrews Core Experience)

Students must fulfill all Bachelor’s Degree requirements listed in the Andrews Core Experience .

Additional Requirements

The GPA requirement is 2.75 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 (all students)

Following acceptance to Andrews University, students enter the program as a Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Pre-Professional student. As such, students must take and successfully complete a series of major and cognate courses. During the Spring Semester of the freshman year (for BS/MS) or sophomore year (for BS), students will apply to the BS program. Students must complete the noted courses maintaining an overall GPA of 2.75, a major GPA of 3.0, and no grade lower than a C in major and cognate courses. Students transferring to Andrews University must complete cognate courses in approved biological science, chemistry or physics, statistics, and human development with no grade lower than a C and an overall GPA of 2.75 of greater.

Students entering Andrews as freshmen must take the following courses during the first year of the program:

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 Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Pre-Professional 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.

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