May 25, 2019
Erika Daniels, Ed.D.
Elizabeth Garza, Ed.D.
Lori Heisler, Ph.D.
Michael McDuffie, Ph.D.
Suzanne Moineau, Ph.D.
Alice Quiocho, Ed.D.
Jodi Robledo, Ph.D.
Alison Scheer-Cohen, Ph.D.
Program of Study
Extended Learning offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) that provides foundational coursework necessary for application to graduate programs that lead to a career in speech-language pathology. Students who earn this Bachelor of Science in SLP will be eligible to apply to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology*. The program will provide students with a broad education, covering content related to speech, language, communication, and cognitive and swallowing disorders across the lifespan. It will build important foundational skills in professional oral and written communication, evidence-based practice, and cultural sensitivity. As the coursework has both breadth and depth in related fields, the Bachelor’s degree can lead to careers in related fields including communication, counseling, general education, health, human development, rehabilitation, social service, and special education.
*The coursework associated with the major will satisfy most other speech-language pathology/communicative sciences and disorders master’s program’s admissions requirements, but this may differ from program to program, and applicants are encouraged to contact specific programs for additional information. Application to the speech-language pathology master’s program at CSUSM does not guarantee admission.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including the appropriate biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, development, and linguistic and cultural bases.
- Demonstrate knowledge of communication and swallowing disorders and differences and ability to communicate this knowledge in oral and written form.
- Demonstrate knowledge of processes used in evidence-based research, ethical practice and contemporary professional issues.
Admission and Graduation Requirements
The Bachelor of Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology has the same general undergraduate admission and graduation requirements and/or transfer policies/requirements described in the California State University San Marcos catalog. Students must, however, complete the 15 units of lower-division preparatory coursework prior to the start of the major.
The courses are sequenced as a cohort model such that accepted students go through the same courses at the same time. Students must complete 15 units of lower-division preparatory coursework prior to beginning the major. The lower-division preparatory coursework can be satisfied at any college/university that offers this content.
Preparation for the Major (15 Units)
Required Lower-Division Preparatory Coursework (15 Units)
Upper-Division General Education (3 Units)
*If taken after students have completed 60 units, this course will satisfy the Upper-Division General Education requirement in area DD.
+ If taken after students have completed 60 units, this course will satisfy the Upper-Division General Education requirement in area CC.
^ If taken after students have completed 60 units, this course will satisfy the Upper-Division General Education requirement in area BB.
Major Requirements (51 Units)
All courses taken for the major, including preparation for the major, must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.