Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, BA

Campus: NYC


The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program on Pace University’s New York City Campus provides a strong foundation in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology, and prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in hospitals, schools, community agencies, private practice, and research. This program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Speech-language pathologists are concerned with evaluation, treatment, and research in human communication disorders. They treat such disorders as stuttering, voice and articulation disorders, and delayed language development. Audiologists specialize in hearing conservation, identification, assessment, and habilitation of hearing disorders.

The speech-language pathology and audiology major introduces students to the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. This program provides a strong foundation for graduate study in either of these fields and prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in hospitals, schools, community agencies, private practice, or research. 

Three tracks are offered - all within the required 120-credit minimum:   

SLP non-teaching track: introduction to the two fields and preparation for graduate study, this track allows students to minor in another area of study (e.g. psychology, health studies);

SLP with teaching minor track: An additional 14 credits of coursework is required to qualify for the Initial Certificate in Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.  Students interested in applying for initial certification must apply via the individual transcript review pathway through the NYS Department of Education upon graduation.

SLP with bilingual teaching extension track: An additional 20 credits of coursework is required to qualify for the Bilingual Extension of the Initial Certificate.  Students interested in applying for initial certification must apply via the individual transcript review pathway through the NYS Department of Education upon graduation.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major Requirements 50-62
Total Credits 120

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements. 

All Pace undergraduates must include the following courses:

  • UNV 101 First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community;
  • 1-Learning Community (LC);
  • 2-writing enhanced courses (WEC);
  • 1-Civic Engagement/Public Values course (formerly AOK I);
  • 1-Western Heritage (WH; formerly AOK 2);
  • 1-World Cultures and Traditions (WCT; formerly AOK 3);
  • 1-Humanistic & Creative Expressions (HCE; formerly AOK 4)
  • 1-Analysis of Human, Social & Natural Phenomenon ((HSN; formerly AOK 5);
  • TWO additional courses from WH, WCT, HCE, or HSN;
University Core
PSY 112Introduction to Psychology4
PSY 375Lifespan Development Psychology4
Select one of the following: 1
PSY 311Biological Psychology3
PSY 315Cognitive Psychology3
PSY 323Psychology of Learning3
Recommended
BIO 123Biology and Contemporary Society4
One additional Physical Science course

Major Requirements (50-62 Credits)

Required CSD Courses
CSD 050AProfessional Communication Seminar0
CSD 050BProfessional Communication Seminar0
CSD 223Psycholinguistics3
CSD 240Introduction to Communication Disorders3
CSD 241Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures3
CSD 251Early Language Development3
CSD 253Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms3
CSD 256Phonetics3
CSD 270Introduction to Audiology3
CSD 342Advanced Communication Disorders3
CSD 352Language Development and Disorders in School-Aged Children3
CSD 353School Programs in Speech3
CSD 355Bilingual Speech-Language Development and Disorders3
CSD 356Hearing Science3
CSD 357Speech Science3
CSD 371Introduction to Audiologic Rehabilitation3
CSD 372Counseling the Communicatively Disabled and Families3
CSD 380Seminar in Speech Pathology1-3
CSD 393Internship in Communication Disorders1-3
CSD 460Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology0-4
CSD 461Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology II0-4
CSD 480Applied Research Methods for Communication Sciences and Disorder Majors3
Total Credits50-62

Minimum coursework is 120 credits. Additional coursework is required for students pursuing initial teaching certifications.

Three Track Options

SLP Non-Teaching Track Option

  • 53 credits in the CSD major
  • Open Electives: 12-23 credits

This track allows students to double major or minor in another discipline and allows for many electives.

SLP and Initial Teaching Certificate Option

  • 67 credits in the SLP major
  • Open Electives: min. 9 credits 

Students interested in applying for initial certification must apply via the individual transcript review pathway through the NYS Department of Education upon graduation.

Combined SLP with the Initial Teaching Cert./Bilingual Extension Option

  • 73 credits in the SLP major
  • Open Electives: min. 3 credits 

Students interested in applying for initial certification must apply via the individual transcript review pathway through the NYS Department of Education upon graduation.