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Undergraduate Program

B.A. Program in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Mission Statement

The mission of the undergraduate program is to

  • contribute to the liberal arts education of students;
  • instill an understanding of typical and atypical communication processes across the lifespan;
  • support and motivate students to pursue graduate study in communication sciences and disorders; and
  • provide equal access to education and opportunities to underrepresented minority students.

Courses

Undergraduate Courses:
Undergraduate Major Requirements
Pre-Requisites for Non-Degree Students

Prospective Students

Learning goals and objectives

Goal 1. Students will learn the concepts, theories, and findings pertaining to human communication in preparation for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology (ASHA, KASA, 2008)*

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the B.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology, the student will be able to do the following:

  • 1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of the biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, life, social, and behavioral sciences.
  • 1.2. Demonstrate knowledge of the following:
  • 1.2a biological bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.
  • 1.2b neurological bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.
  • 1.2c acoustic bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.
  • 1.2d psychological bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.
  • 1.2e developmental bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.
  • 1.2f linguistic bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.
  • 1.2g cultural bases of basic human communication (speech and hearing) and swallowing processes.
  • 1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of the etiologies, characteristics, methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders.
  • 1.4 Demonstrate knowledge of evaluation, screening procedures and prevention of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders.

Goal 2. Students will develop critical thinking, analytical and reasoning skills.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the B.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology, the student will be able to do the following:

  • 2.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of research including evidence-based practice, theoretical models and their clinical applications.
  • 2.2 Integrate goals, objectives, materials and methods used by professionals in the course of treatment and evaluation sessions into a written observation report.
  • 2.3 Analyze quantitative information and solve problems logically.

Goal 3. Students will develop their written and oral communication skills and information literacy.

Objectives: Upon successful completion of the B.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology, the student will be able to:

  • 3.1 Accurately use the terminology applicable to the field of speech-language pathology and audiology in written and oral presentations.
  • 3.2 Formulate and develop a reasoned positioned response based on research of the literature.
  • 3.3 Demonstrate the characteristics of effective oral communication by oral presentation of projects and papers.

Undergraduate Adviser

Mary Boylan

Location: Speech Building, Room 130

E-mail: UGSpeech.advisement@lehman.cuny.edu

Undergraduate FAQs


Is it possible to work while pursuing an undergraduate major in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Lehman?

It is possible, and many of our undergraduate students work while attending the undergraduate program. Courses are offered during the day, evening, and on Saturdays. Students who work may have to adjust their work schedule according to class meeting times. If you work while attending the program, it is advisable to take a reduced course load.

Do undergraduate students enroll in clinical practicum?

No. Undergraduate students do not engage in any hands-on therapy. Undergraduate students enroll in coursework that provides supervised observation of therapy.

I am not particularly strong in math or science. Is this a good major for me?

Probably not. Science plays a major role in many of your courses. The content of courses in basic communication processes includes mathematics, biology, physics, and physiology.

Can I take online courses?

Students completing the BA may take a maximum of two on-line courses (of the nine UG prerequisite courses) with prior approval of the UG adviser.

Can a student minor in Speech Pathology and Audiology?

Yes. The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences offers a 12 credit minor. If you are interested in minoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology, consult with the undergraduate adviser to plan a minor program.

Does the undergraduate program have a student association?

Yes. Lehman College is a member of the National Student. Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA). The Lehman NSSLHA chapter has both undergraduate and graduate student members.

Is the graduate program at Lehman accredited?

Yes, the graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by theCouncil on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

What are the requirements for consideration for admission into the graduate program?

Students applying to the graduate program must submit evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree, a minimum of 2 letters of reference from professors (at least one must be from a professor in speech pathology or audiology), and a personal statement (2 pages, single spaced, font 12). Applicants should have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 overall, and of at least 3.5 in their communication sciences and disorders major. For students whose major was in another discipline, a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall, and of at least 3.5 in prerequisite courses is required.

Note: These are minimum requirements. Admissions decisions are based on competitive review. Although not required for the M.A. degree, students must complete a minimum of one course in the following areas in order to qualify for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology:

  • Statistics: PSY 226: Statistical Method in Psychology or MATH 132: Introduction to Statistics
  • Social Sciences: PSY 166: General Psychology or SOC 166: Fundamentals of Sociology or SOC 227: Sociology of the Family
  • Biological Sciences: BIO 183: Human Biology
  • Physical Sciences: PHY 141: Sound, Speech and Music