Speech Pathology and Audiology- Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, 2 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-2500.

Miami offers the Bachelor of Science in speech pathology and audiology. The State of Ohio requires a graduate degree in order to practice as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist; you cannot be licensed in Ohio without the required graduate degree. More information is available from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and on the Department's website.

Special Admission Requirements

Enter the program as a pre-speech pathology and audiology major and take these four courses:

SPA Pre-major courses:
SPA 127Introduction to Communication Disorders3
SPA 222Anatomy and Physiology Speech Production3
SPA 223Theories of Language Development3
SPA 225Foundations of Neurology3
Total Credit Hours12

Students are accepted into the major after taking the four pre-major courses and if they have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and a 3.00 in the SPA pre-major courses. No tests or interviews are required for consideration as a major student.

Program Requirements

(60 semester hours)

SPA Required Major Courses
SPA 316Introduction to Audiology3
SPA 326Aural Rehabilitation3
SPA 334Clinical Phonetics and Articulation Disorders3
SPA 393Junior Clinical Experience1
SPA 402Counseling Strategies for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists3
SPA 426/SPA 526Language Disorders3
SPA 427/SPA 527Alternative Communication Systems for the Severely Handicapped3
SPA 435/SPA 535Speech and Hearing Science3
SPA 493Senior Seminar in Speech Pathology and Audiology2
SPA Required Related Courses
BIO 161Principles of Human Physiology4
EDL 204Sociocultural Studies in Education3
EDP 201Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts3
or PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
EDP 256Psychology of the Exceptional Learner3
or EDP 272 Introduction to Disability Studies
FSW 261Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle3
or FSW 245 Children and Families: Ages Conception - 12
PHY 131Physics for Music3
or PHY 101 Physics and Society
STA 261Statistics4
SPA Elective Courses
SPA 101Beginning ASL I4
SPA/DST 312Deaf Culture: Global, National and Local Issues3
SPA 413Senior Seminar in Communication Disorders3
SPA 416/SPA 516Research Design3
Total Credit Hours60