The pre-professional undergraduate program in speech pathology and audiology emphasizes
education in liberal studies; anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing
mechanisms; development of speech and language skills; awareness of cultural diversity
and its relationship to communication; phonetics; and a broad introduction to communication
sciences and disorders.
Pre-Speech Pathology and Audiology
Students are first admitted to the Pre-Speech Pathology and Audiology (Pre-SPA) program of study and matriculate as such during their freshman and sophomore years. After completing the necessary Pre-SPA requirements, students may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology
Following admission to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Speech Pathology and Audiology degree program, students must continue to meet the G.P.A. standards set by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in order to continue as a speech pathology and audiology major and to graduate from the program. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for professional graduate study in either audiology or speech-language pathology.
If you have questions about the Speech Pathology and Audiology undergraduate programs, please contact:
Carolyn Atkins, EdD
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Financial Aid and Scholarships
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, and cost of tuition please visit the CEHS Pay for College web page. The WVU Aspire Office in Honors Hall can also provide valuable information about (and assistance in applying for) many nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.