1) Second Bachelor's Degree Program at Towson University
Students who do not meet the coursework for our graduate program are eligible to apply
to the Second Bachelor's Degree Program at TU. Applications must be submitted to Towson
University's 2nd Bachelor's Program Office by the required deadline for admission
the following fall. Click here to access the Second Bachelor's Program Office. Applicants must also apply to the
SPPA Program, see admission requirements section of this website. In order to enter
the SPPA major, applicants must be admitted to Towson University and be admitted to
the SPPA Program. Admission is limited to 5-10 students per year based on undergraduate
GPA. Second bachelor's degree students are admitted directly to the undergraduate
SPPA major and complete their undergraduate courses in two years. After completing
the degree, students can apply to graduate school at Towson University or elsewhere.
Admissions decisions are made in early June. Students who have not completed their
first undergraduate degree at the time of admission will not be considered. For more
information refer to the Towson University undergraduate catalog or contact the Second
Bachelor's Degree Office or the main office of the Department of Audiology, Speech-Language
Pathology and Deaf Studies.
Click on this link to access the degree completion plan as an excel workbook.
Click here to access a PDF document of the degree completion plan.
2) Pre-requisite programs at local universities
Towson University does not offer a pre-requisite program, but welcomes applications
from students who have completed a pre-requisite program in communication sciences
and disorders at another university. Some pre-requisite programs in the Mid-Atlantic
area are offered at:
Loyola University Maryland http://www.loyola.edu/academic/speechpathology/post-bacc
University of Maryland College Park http://hesp.umd.edu/content/application-faqs
West Chester University http://www.wcupa.edu/_academics/healthsciences/commdisorder/pregrad/gqfaqs.asp
3) Build-your-own pre-requisite program
Students may choose to compile courses from a variety of institutions to build their
own pre-professional/pre-requisite program. The following courses must be successfully
completed by July 1 prior to entering the TU SLP Master’s Program in the fall. All
courses should be completed at a university that holds regional accreditation.
Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory and Vocal Mechanism (3 credits)
Phonetics of American English (3 credits)
Language Development (3 credits)
Articulation/Phonology (3 credits)
Language Disorders (3 credits)
Speech Science (3 credits)
Introduction to Audiology (3 credits)
Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits)
Observations/Clinical Methods Course (3 credits) - This course must include 25 hours
of documented observation with a CCC-SLP and/or CCC-A certified practitioner.