Department of Learning and Teaching

Speech Language Pathology

Bachelor of Science in Education
At a Glance

The B.S. in Education with a major in Speech Pathology is a pre-professional program that provides students with a basic knowledge of human communications and communication disorders in preparation for graduate study in audiology and speech-language pathology. Some students may opt to complete the program in the four-year course of study with additional requirements to obtain non-renewable teacher certification. These professional courses focus on speech and hearing anatomy and science, a wide spectrum of communication disorders, as well as the assessment and treatment of communication disorders. To function as a fully independent speech-language pathologist, additional graduate coursework is required that leads to a Master of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. (Please refer to the UWG Undergraduate Catalog for official program requirements.)

Why should I choose UWG's Speech Language Pathology program?
  • Emphasis is placed on curriculum and hands-on preparation for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Support courses are taught across education departments.
Are there any special opportunities available?
  • Students have the opportunity to improve their own speech skills in the Speech and Hearing Clinic.
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
  • Admission into a Master’s degree program and clinical fellowship experiences qualify Speech-Language Pathology students to work in schools, hospitals or clinics.
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
  • Student Council for Exceptional Children
  • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
  • Operation Smile
What kind of facilities and equipment will be made available to me?
  • Quality computers for all faculty. Opportunities to be trained in the use of word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation and therapy software packages.
  • Computer labs (Mac and PC based) are available for students in the COE.
  • Students have the opportunity to observe therapy and improve their own speech therapy skills in the Speech and Hearing Clinic.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty to enhance teaching with technology.
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
  • Research in prevention of speech-language disorders, multicultural education, intervention across the lifespan, phonological disorders, auditory conservation, assessments and diagnosis