Bachelor of Science Program in Speech Pathology and Audiology
After completing the necessary Pre-SPA Requirements, a student may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Following admission to the degree program, each student must continue to meet GPA standards set by the Department in order to continue as an SPA major and graduate with a degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Course Offerings for Undergraduate SPA Majors
- View course descriptions for required and elective undergraduate CSAD courses.
- Suggested Courses (GEC)
- Suggested Courses (GEF)
Please note that admission and graduation requirements are subject to change. Interested students should contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for information on current requirements.
Important information and forms for SPA Majors
Except for seniors who elect to write a thesis (CSAD 496), all students in the B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology program must complete a capstone experience (CSAD 485) before graduation. The capstone experience is intended to incorporate and integrate knowledge from previous Communication Science and Disorders courses. Students will investigate evidence-based treatments for clinical disorders in speech pathology and audiology using the knowledge derived from their previous coursework in the major.
Suggested Certificates and Minors
Additional certificates and/or minors can help with subsequent employment in speech-language pathology and audiology. Therefore, though it remains entirely the SPA student's choice, the following certifications are suggested:
Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Development
Undergraduate Certificate in Infant/Toddler Education
Undergraduate Certificate in Gerontology
Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Certificate in Disability Studies
Please also visit our Suggested Minors page for a list of undergraduate minor programs in fields related to speech-language pathology and audiology. A complete list of minors may be found on the WVU Catalog website.
The Department does offer an elective course for majors, CSAD 388
International Experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders that
begins late in the spring semester and runs through May. Most recently, CSAD
388 involved travel to Istanbul and an extended visit to the Education,
Research, and Training Center for Speech and Language Disorders at Anadolu University
in Eskişehir, Turkey. Otherwise, due to the sequence of required CSAD courses,
students interested in studying abroad should schedule such opportunities either
before the junior year or during summers. Additional information may be obtained