Program of Study
This preparation program provides the foundational coursework that is prerequisite for a student to apply to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS in SLP) at CSUSM. It is intended for those that do not hold a Bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology or communicative sciences and disorders. These courses may also be used as the prerequisite coursework for other master’s programs in the field of speech-language pathology or communicative sciences and disorders, and interested students are recommended to consult with individual programs about their equivalency.
Thirty-three (33) units of undergraduate study are part of this preparation program:
Students should note that the American Speech-Language Hearing Association requires coursework in: Biological Sciences (preferably related to humans or animals), Physical Sciences (preferably physics or chemistry), Social Sciences (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology) and Statistics in order to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). This certificate will provide students with the coursework to satisfy all of these requirements.
SLP 320 and BIOL 320 count as the Biological Science requirement. Please note that while these courses are specific to speech and hearing, they are considered General Education (GE) courses at CSUSM and therefore count toward the Biological Sciences requirement.
PHYS 357 counts as the Physical Requirement. It is also a GE Course at CSUSM and therefore counts toward the Physical Science requirement.
EDUC 380 or PSYC 330 counts as the Social Science requirement.
MATH 142 is a course in Statistics.