College of Health Professions

Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Major

Course Sequence (69 - 72 units)

The following is a suggested program of study for the SPPA major that lists all required courses in sequence. This program is designed for students who begin as pre-majors in their freshman year. Students who begin as sophomores or juniors will have a different course sequence in their final year. Because many of these courses are only offered one semester each year, students must plan their program of study carefully. Courses that fulfill General Education requirements are listed with an asterisk.

First Year (PSPA Pre-major Year)
Fall or Spring BIOL 190 Biol for Health Science Majors  *  (or  BIOL 201) (4)
Fall or Spring ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (or ENGL 190) (3) *
Fall or Spring SPPA 101 Intro to Human Communication & Disorders (3)
Fall or Spring DFST 104 American Sign Language I (3) *
Fall or Spring PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (or PSYC 102) (3) *
Fall or Spring MATH 111 Algebra for Applications (3) (or MATH 109, or MATH 115, or MATH 119) (3-4) *
Fall or Spring Cat A or B Course Complete one.
See Note below (3-5) *

Note: Category A courses include CHEM 121+121L, CHEM 115, PHYS 202, PHYS 211.
Category B courses include SOCI 101, SOCI 102, EDUC 203, ANTH 207, ANTH 210.
The second required Category A or B course must be completed before graduation.


Second Year (following admission to the major)
Fall SPPA 215 Language Development in Children (3)
Fall SPPA 210 Phonetics of American English (3)
Fall BIOL 221 +221L

Anatomy and Physiology I (3)

A&P Lab Component (1)

Fall SPPA 303 Hearing Science (3)
Fall   Elective or GenEd
Spring SPPA 200 Anatomy & Physiology Auditory & Vocal Mechanism (3)
Spring PSYC 212 Behavioral Statistics (4) *
Spring SPPA 302 Articulation and Phonological Disorders (3)
Spring   Elective or GenEd
Third Year
Fall SPPA 321 Introduction to Audiology (3)
Spring SPPA 306 Neur & Func Dis Sp & Lang (or 341 in Spring) (3)
Fall SPPA 313 Speech Science (3)
Fall SPPA 304 Language Disorders in Children (3)
Fall   Elective
Fall   Remaining Cat A or B Requirement
Spring SPPA 325 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (3)
Spring SPPA 416 Clinical Observation and Techniques (3)
Spring SPPA 341 Clinical Audiology (or 306 in Fall) (3)


Spring   Elective
Fourth Year
Fall or Spring SPPA 417 Research Writing in Comm. Disorders (3) *
Fourth Year Recommended Electives (3 credits required)
Fall or Spring SPPA 487 Clinical Practicum (3) (requires GPA of 3.5 or better, SPPA 416, space available basis)

Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies
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Phone: 410-704-4153
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