Speech Pathology and Audiology- Bachelor of Science

For information, contact the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Clinical Health Sciences Building, Suite 2101, 513-529-5124.

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. Students who plan to apply to graduate school are encouraged to achieve an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. More information is available from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology and on the Department's website.

Program Requirements

(63 semester hours)

SPA Required Major Courses
SPA 127Introduction to Communication Disorders3
SPA 216Research Design3
or FSW 295 Research and Evaluation Methods
or SOC 262 Research Methods
SPA 222Anatomy and Physiology Speech Production3
SPA 223Theories of Language Development3
SPA 293Sophomore Seminar in Speech Pathology and Audiology1
SPA 316Introduction to Audiology3
SPA 325Foundations of Neurology for Communication Sciences and Disorders3
SPA 326Aural Rehabilitation3
SPA 334Clinical Phonetics and Articulation Disorders3
SPA 393Junior Clinical Experience1
SPA 402Counseling Strategies for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists3
SPA 426Language Disorders3
SPA 427Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs3
SPA 435Speech 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 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
PSY 111Introduction to Psychology3
or EDP 201 Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts
STA 261Statistics4
Total Credit Hours63

 Additional SPA Elective Courses that students can elect to take:  SPA 101, SPA/DST 312, and SPA 413.  Some graduate programs may require one or more of these courses.