Undergraduate Studies

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B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology

Our Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology is designed to prepare students for a professional graduate program in the areas of speech pathology or audiology.

During your first year of study at Miami University, you will take introductory communication courses. You will also begin taking the College of Arts and Science requirements, which include a foreign language.

In your sophomore year, you'll enroll in an anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy, and language development. You will also continue to concentrate on Global Miami Plan courses. A GPA requirement of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in the required 100 and 200 SPA courses will be enforced for enrollment in all 300- and 400-level courses.

In your junior and senior years, you'll take advanced diagnostic speech and language courses,hearing and speech science, and audiology coursework while obtaining clinical experience at Miami.

Upon completion of your bachelor's degree, you are required to pursue graduate school to become a certified speech pathologist or audiologist. Miami's speech pathology graduate program accepts 25 students, including Miami graduates as well as candidates from other universities.

Learning Outcomes for B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic human neurological, physiological, cognitive, and communicative development across the life span.
  • Students will identify key anatomical structures and explain physiological processes related to human communication disorders and differences.
  • Students will describe social-emotional as well as cultural impacts on communication differences and disorders.
  • Students will demonstrate writing competency through professional clinical reports and research papers.