Pre-Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Associate of Science)

Students completing the following core curriculum and the AS general studies requirements will be awarded an AS degree in Pre-Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. This degree will prepare the student for admission to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Loma Linda University and may also apply to other professional programs. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required before entering B.S. professional training.

Core Requirements:

BIOL 121Anatomy and Physiology

4

or

BIOL 141General Biology

4

CHEM 101Introductory Chemistry

4

or

PHYS 201Conceptual Physics

3

ENGL 121College Writing I

3

ENGL 122College Writing II

3

ENGL 223Research Writing

3

HLTH 110Wellness for Living

3

or

HLTH 220Human Nutrition

4

MATH 106Introduction to Statistics

4

PEAC Any PEAC activity courses

2

PSYC 130General Psychology

4

PSYC 215Developmental Psychology

4

REL Religion General Studies Courses

8

SPCH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication

4

SPPA 107Voice and Articulation (or SPCH 107)

4

SPPA 210Survey of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

3

At least 4 units of Religion General Studies Courses must be RELB.

One Social Science course (4)

Select from anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Mathematics

2 years advanced high school math without academic credit or college algebra with academic credit

Electives

Any other transferable courses needed to bring total up to 96 credits. (SPCH 310 Interpersonal and Nonverbal Communication, recommended.)

Humanities Electives (12-20)

Select from at least 3 of the following content areas:

  • Drama
  • Modern Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Literature
  • Philosophy

Total Credit Hours:96

Course grades below C are not accepted by most professional programs. Please consult with your academic adviser concerning any course with a grade below C.

BIOL 121, BIOL 141, CHEM 101, PHYS 201: A full year sequence is advised to be a more competitive applicant to a four-year program.