BA in Speech Pathology and Audiology

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Program Requirements & Opportunities

  • Overview

    Students who wish to enter the professions of Speech Pathology or Audiology may qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in speech pathology and audiology and then apply to graduate programs in either area.

    For students entering the program, they must earn at least a 3.0 (B) average every semester across all of courses. Students must also meet the essential functions required to practice as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist (see FAQs). Students do not need to apply to remain in the four-year program.

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  • Admission

    Students who wish to enter the professions of Speech Pathology or Audiology may qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in speech pathology and audiology and then apply to graduate programs in either area. Admission into graduate programs in audiology or speech pathology is competitive. Students who wish to become audiologists should apply to accredited graduate programs at other institutions during the fall of their senior year. Students who wish to become speech-language pathologists may apply to Calvin's bachelors-to-masters (BA-MA) in their junior year or they may apply to other accredited graduate programs during the fall of their senior year.

    Transfer students

    Undergraduate students who have transferred to Calvin from another college or university will follow the regular admission process, if they have completed at least two semesters of full time academic work at Calvin by the time they apply for admission to the program. Most transfer students can expect to be full-time at the undergraduate level for at least four semesters before beginning the master's program.

    Retention Requirements

    Students must earn at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) every semester across all courses. If a student earns below a 3.0 GPA in anyone semester, the student will be placed on probation and must earn a 3.0 GPA the following semester. Students may earn below a 3.0 GPA only one time during their tenure at Calvin University. Students may retake SPAUD courses to improve their GPA. Students must also meet the essential functions required to practice as a speech-language pathologist, as outlined in the SPAUD Handbook.

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