Graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA), a branch of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition to the SLHS courses that are required for the undergraduate degree at CU, CAA requires students have coursework in the areas of statistics, biological science, physical science, and social science. While you may be able to graduate from CU with a SLHS degree without taking courses in these four areas, you will be required to take them as a graduate student in any CAA accredited program.  It is, therefore, strongly recommended that you consider taking courses on the following list as a part of your undergraduate program.  It is also strongly advised that you keep a copy of the syllabi for the courses you take to fulfill these CAA requirements since it will be the CAA Program Director at the graduate program you attend who will need to sign off on the requirements having been met.  In some cases (e.g., if you take an ANTH course to fulfill the biological sciences), this person may want to review the syllabus in order to verify that the course fulfills the required subject area. The SLHS Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Dr. Allison Sedey, can provide more information, if needed.

Additional recommended undergraudate courses for students who want to pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology at CU:

Subject Areas (select at least one course from each subject area) Possible Courses (other courses may also apply)
1.  Statistics

SOCY 2061:  Introduction to Social Statistics
MATH 2510: Introduction to Statistics
EDUC 5716: Basic Statistical Methods 
PSYC 2111:  Psychological Science I:  Statistics

2.  Biological Sciences

ANTH 2010: Introduction to Physical Anthropology 1
ANTH 2020: Introduction to Physical Anthropology 2
EBIO 1030: Biology: A Human Approach 1
EBIO 1040: Biology: A Human Approach 2
EBIO 1210: General Biology 1
EBIO 1220: General Biology 2
PSYC 2012: Biological Psychology 

3.  Physics or Chemistry

PHYS 1240: Sound and Music
PHYS 1580:  Energy and Interaction
PHYS 1230:  Physics of LIght and Color
PHYS 1010: Physics of Everyday Life 1
PHYS 1020: Physics of Everyday Life 2
CHEM 1021: Introduction to Chemistry
CHEM 1011: Environmental Chemistry 1