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 communication and communication disorders in preparation for graduate study in audiology and speech-language pathology. 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.
For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.
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This pre-professional program is designed to give candidates a basic knowledge of human communication and communication disorders in preparation for graduate study in audiology and speech-language pathology. Speech and language development, normal anatomical and acoustic bases of communication, characteristics of a variety of communicative disorders, and intervention processes are emphasized. This program does not lead to certification.
Students must satisfy the 10 Principles of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) established by the Chief State School Officers Council.
Method of Delivery
Most courses are delivered face to face with a small selection of courses being offered that are hybrid (partially online) or fully online.
The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Credit and transfer
Total semester hours required: 123
This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.
UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.
- Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
- The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
- Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
- Fully or entirely online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with fewer fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
- Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
- One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
- For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website
There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.
This describes the general course work required for this program.
Guidelines for Admittance
Each UWG online degree program has specific requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.
- Complete online application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
- Official transcripts from all schools attended. Official transcripts are sent from a regionally or nationally accredited institution.
- Verify specific requirements associated with specific populations identified here: Freshman Adult Learners Transfer International Home School Joint / Dual Enrollment Transient Auditor Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking Readmission
- For more information go to UWG Admission Deadlines
Program Specific Admittance Guidelines
To apply to the B.S. Ed. Program in Speech-Language Pathology, you will go through the College of Education. You must schedule a meeting in the College of Education Advisement Center. http://coe.westga.edu/advisement/default.asp
Current Student Teacher Education admission deadlines: http://www.westga.edu/coeadvisement/1428_1451.php
Admission Process Checklist
- Review Admission Requirements for the different programs and guides for specific populations (non-traditional, transfer, transient, home school, joint enrollment students, etc).
- Review important deadlines:
- Fall semester: June 1 (undergrads)
- Spring semester: November 15 (undergrads)
- Summer semester: May 15 (undergrads)
See program specific calendars here
- Complete online application
Undergraduate Admissions Guide
Undergraduate International Application
- Submit $40 non-refundable application fee
- Submit official documents
Request all official transcripts and test scores be sent directly to UWG from all colleges or universities attended. If a transcript is mailed to you, it cannot be treated as official if it has been opened. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.
Undergraduate & Graduate Applicants should send all official transcripts to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Murphy Building
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton, GA 30118-4160
- Submit a Certificate of Immunization, if required. If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.
- Check the status of your application
- For more information go to UWG Admission Deadlines
Advisement information: http://www.westga.edu/coeadvisement/
Specific dates for admissions (Undergraduates Only), go to: UWG Admission Deadlines
- Candidate demonstrates competence in ciritical thinking.
- Candidate demonstrates competence in oral and written communication.
- Candidate demonstrates understanding and application of basic knowlege within their selected discipline.