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2018-19 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Speech-Language Pathology B.S.

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OSRHE Program Code: 087
CIP Code: 510204

Major Code: 6900


Speech-language pathology is the study of disorders that affect a person’s speech, language, cognition, voice, and swallowing, and the treatment of these disorders and diseases. The Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology provides pre-professional undergraduate education as a prerequisite for admission to a master’s degree program in communication disorders.

Specialty Accreditation

NSU’s Master of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD   20850-3289, 800-498-2071. www.asha.org

Credential Requirements

Students cannot be a licensed speech-language pathologists with just a bachelor’s degree. Students must complete a master’s degree to be eligible to sit for credential tests. Students who complete the Master of Science degree will have the academic and clinical practicum experience necessary to meet requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and apply for certification in Speech-Language Pathology. Additional requirements include passing the Praxis exam scores and documentation of the clinical fellowship experience. To practice in the State of Oklahoma, program completers must also apply for a license in speech-language pathology from the Oklahoma State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and the Oklahoma State Department of Education Standard Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology.

NOTE: Courses with SLP prefix can be repeated only one time. Exceptions: SLP 4530 Supervised Clinical Practicum and SLP 4520 Independent Study.

General Education Requirements

A minimum of 46 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years.  For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements.  However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements.  Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information.  Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.  See General Education Requirements  for more information.


To be admitted to the undergraduate SLP program students must have:

B. have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

Students can be conditionally admitted (admitted on probation) with one “C” in the above listed courses but must make a “B” or better in all subsequent courses. Students who fail to make “B” or better in these courses would be denied enrollment in additional SLP courses.

5. Related Courses - 6 hours

Total 50 hours

Major Total - 71 hours

Additional Degree Information - Gregg Wadley College of Science and Health Professions

In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.

  • English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
  • ​A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
  • ​A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.​
  • A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.  ​
  • A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
  • At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
  • At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
  • The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree. B.S. and B.S.Ed. degrees require at least 55 hours and the B.S.N. requires at least 40 hours.  Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated with a “#” after the course title.

For additional information, see Bachelor’s Degree Requirements .

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