Undergraduate Courses and Programs

Overview

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology courses are designed to help students develop entry-level competencies that will enable them to function in a pre-professional capacity in educational settings, medical and rehabilitation centers, and private practice clinics.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers two undergraduate minors.

  • The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Minor includes courses that offer exposure to a variety of aspects of the CSD field, but does not by itself prepare students for admission to graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology.

  • The Clinical Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (SLPA) Minor prepares students for admission into a graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.

These 2 minor programs replace the Bachelor of Science program that is no longer accepting new students.

CSD Minor

The CSD minor includes courses that offer exposure to a variety of aspects of the CSD field. Students can go on to graduate programs in fields such as psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and education among others, but does not by itself prepare students for admission to graduate programs in speech-language pathology or audiology. The minor consists of one required Foundation course taken prior to any Core or Elective courses,  two Core courses, and one Elective from either the remaining Core courses in the list or from a specified set of elective courses that are taught by units other than the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Required Foundation Course

SLPA 1101 Introduction to Communication Disorders

OR

SLPA 1555 Communication Disorders in Movies

Required Core Courses

choose 2

SLPA1205 Speech & Hearing Science

SLPA1200 Phonetics

SLPA1203 Introduction to Audiology

SLPA1103 Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanism

SLPA1102 Language Development

SLPA 5110 Language Disorders Across the Lifespan

SLPA 4651 Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan

Elective Courses

Students may consult with an advisor in the CSD department concerning the current listing of eligible elective courses for the CSD minor which can be found in the University’s course catalog.

CSD Undergraduate

Clinical SLPA Minor

The Clinical SLPA minor prepares students for admission into a graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. In particular, students in this minor are on a track which, if supplemented with certain elective choices within their major, would meet all admissions requirements for our Department’s own MS/SLP  and AuD  programs. The minor requires 6 prescribed courses: one Foundation course (SLPA 1101 or 1555), and five SLPA Core courses.

 

Required Foundation Course

SLPA 1101 Introduction to Communication Disorders

OR

SLPA 1555 Communication Disorders in Movies

Required Core Courses

All Required

SLPA1205 Speech & Hearing Science

SLPA1200 Phonetics

SLPA1203 Introduction to Audiology

SLPA1103 Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanism

SLPA1102 Language Development

We also highly recommend that students take the following course in preparation for the MS/SLP:

  • SLPA5107 Clinical Procedures

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program at Northeastern requires three prerequisite undergraduate courses for admission:

  • SLPA1203 Introduction to Audiology
  • SLPA1102 Language Development (can also be taken during the 1st year of AuD program)
  • SLPA1103 Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanism (can also be taken during the AuD program)

Please note:

  • Students pursuing this Clinical SLPA minor are advised to consult early and regularly with their academic advisors in order to ensure a timely completion of the combination of their major and the Clinical SLPA Minor requirements.
  • Students pursuing this Clinical SLPA minor who wish to go to graduate school at institutions other than Northeastern are advised to carefully check admissions requirements for those programs.
  •  The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) also requires four prerequisite courses in the basic sciences for admission to accredited graduate programs. These can be taken in other departments at Northeastern.
    • Biological Science
    • Physical Science (physics or chemistry)
    • Social/Behavioral Science (psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health)
    • Statistics

Contact Information

Lorraine A. Book

Lorraine A. Book
Program Coordinator
Tel: 617.373.7577
CSDadmissions@northeastern.edu