College of Health Professions


Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Major

Degree Requirements

  Undergraduate seniors and graduate students work with children and adults in the Speech, Language and Hearing Center at Towson University.
  Undergraduate seniors and graduate students work with children and adults in the Speech, Language and Hearing Center at Towson University.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology majors must complete 69 to 72 units of required courses. However, 26-30 of these required units meet Core Curriculum Requirements. Students must also complete all other Core Curriculum Requirements, credit requirements and all other degree requirements required by the university before graduation. All required pre-major and degree courses must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher and cannot be taken pass/fail. Courses marked with an asterisk fulfill Core Curriculum requirements.

PSPA Pre-Major Required Courses (16-19 units)

  1. ENGL 102  Writing for a Liberal Education (or ENGL 190) (3)*
  2. PSYC 101  Intro to Psychology (or PSYC 102) (3)*
  3. MATH 111  Algebra for Applications (3) or MATH 109  Transition to Algebra for Applications (3) or MATH 115  Basic Mathematics for the Sciences (3) or MATH 119  Pre-Calculus (4)*
  4. BIOL 190  Biology for Health Science Majors (4)* or BIOL 201 (4)*
  5. One course from Category A or B (students must complete both categories as a graduation requirement but only one category during the pre-major year)
    Category A: Physical Science (4-5): CHEM 121+121L,and CHEM 115, PHYS 202 or PHYS 211*
    Category B: Social/Behavioral Science (3): SOCI 101/102, ANTH 207/208 or EDUC 203*

SPPA Major Required Courses (50 units) (A course marked with a "+" can be taken in the pre-major year.)

BIOL 221   Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3) +

BIOL 221L Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab Portion) (1)+
DFST 104  American Sign Language I (3)* +
PSYC 212  Behavioral Statistics (4)* +
SPPA 101  Introduction to Human Communication Disorders (3) +
SPPA 200  Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory and Vocal Mechanism (3)
SPPA 210  Phonetics of American English (3)
SPPA 215  Language Development in Children (3)
SPPA 302  Articulation and Phonological Disorders (3)
SPPA 303  Hearing Science (3)
SPPA 304  Language Disorders in Children (3)
SPPA 313  Speech Science (3)
SPPA 321  Introduction to Audiology (3)
SPPA 325  Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (3)
SPPA 416  Clinical Observation and Techniques (3)
SPPA 417  Research Writing in Communication Disorders (3)*
plus
SPPA 306  Neurological and Functional Disorders of Speech, Language and Voice (3)
or
SPPA 341  Clinical Audiology (3)

SPPA Electives (3 units required)

SPPA 306  Neurological and Functional Disorders of Speech, Language and Voice (3) (only if SPPA 341 is completed)
SPPA 341  Clinical Audiology (3) (only if SPPA 306 is completed)
SPPA 487  Clinical Internship (3)
SPPA 496  Independent Study in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (1-4) (juniors/seniors only)
SPPA 497  Directed Readings in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (1-4) (juniors/seniors only)
SPPA 498  Proctoring in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (3)
PSYC 205  Introduction to the Helping Relationship (3) +
ENGL 251  Applied Grammar (3) +

 

 

Towson University provides many resources for students taking the Math, Science, English, and Social Science Classes that are required for the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology major.  Those resources are posted on the Student Resources page of the College of Health Professions.

 



Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies
Van Bokkelen Hall, Room 105
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-4153
Fax: 410-704-4131
E-mail: Kay Glorioso - kglorioso@towson.edu

Diana Emanuel- Demanuel@towson.edu


 

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