Jun 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, BS

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Completion of the sequence of courses in speech-language pathology and audiology serves as a preprofessional program for students planning to become practicing speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Students entering the undergraduate program should be aware of the following:

  1. IUP is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and qualifies a person for the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech- Language-Hearing Association and Pennsylvania State Licensure.
  2. National certification, state licensure, and PDE Educational Specialist Certification as a School Speech-Language Pathologist are available only to holders of the master’s degree in speech-language pathology.
  3. Students will need a cumulative GPA greater than 3.25 to qualify for admission to most graduate schools.
  4. Upon completion of a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at IUP, students will be prepared to provide services in work settings such as hospitals, community clinics, public school and early intervention programs, and rehabilitation settings.
  5. Students must complete 25 hours of observation in speech-language pathology supervised by an IUP faculty member who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence. These hours are completed through enrollment in SPLP 310 

Transfers, changes of major, and post-baccalaureate admissions into the undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program will be approved on a competitive basis. For a prospective student to be considered for admission on those dates, the minimum criteria include a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater in all undergraduate course work, an interview, and an essay. Please contact the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program director for more information.

Liberal Studies: 46-47

As outlined in the Liberal Studies Requirements  with the following specifications:

Mathematics: 3

Natural Science:

Social Science:

Liberal Studies Electives: 6

Major: 44

Total Degree Requirements: 120

(1) Prior to enrollment in SPLP 420  students must successfully obtain: Act 34 and Act 151 clearances, Act 24 Arrest or Conviction Report, Act 114 FBI Fingerprinting (continuing enrollment in IUP is required for fingerprinting to remain valid), Title IX mandated reporter training, TB Test (must be renewed annually), speech and hearing screening. Students must also become a national member of NSSLHA and obtain student clinician professional liability coverage.

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