BS in Speech-Language Pathology

The University of Toledo admits and matriculates qualified speech-language pathology students in accordance with the UToledo Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of a Disability, The Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The State of Ohio Revised Code, and other applicable statutes and regulations relating to equality of opportunity.

The Essential Functions provide information to allow a candidate to make an informed decision for application and are a guide to accommodation of students with disabilities. Academic adjustments can be made for disabilities in some instances, but a student must be able to perform the essential functions of a speech-language pathologist independently either with or without reasonable accommodation.

Many physical, behavioral and social, and cognitive and intellectual abilities are necessary for satisfactory mastery of the academic and clinical curriculum and professional responsibilities in the field of speech-language pathology.

  • Essential physical abilities include, but are not limited to, the ability to visually monitor patient responses and materials and to make judgments about speech and acoustic signals.
  • Examples of behavioral and social attributes include maintaining emotional and mental health necessary to use one’s intellectual abilities, to promptly complete responsibilities, and to develop appropriate relationships with faculty, supervisors, staff, peers, clients, parents or caregivers, and other professionals.
  • Essential cognitive and intellectual abilities include, among others, demonstrating the mental capacity to learn and assimilate professional information, including the ability to comprehend oral and written professional literature and reports; ability to write discipline-specific papers and clinical reports in Standard American English; ability to speak Standard American English intelligibly and to discriminate correct production of and model Standard American English phonemes, vocabulary, grammatical forms, and prosodic patterns.

We urge applicants to ask questions about the program's technical standards for clarification and to determine whether they can meet the requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Such questions may be directed to the Program Director or the Office of Accessibility and Disability Resources on campus.

Each student, while enrolled in the didactic and clinical portions of the speech-language pathology curriculum, is required to complete various immunizations:

  • Positive MMR titers
  • Positive Varicella titer
  • Positive Heb B titer
  • Hep B Vaccination Series
  • Current Tdap
  • 2-step Initial TB test
  • and 1-step Annual TB test.

Students are prohibited to engage in laboratory activities or to attend clinical facilities if this information is not on file for the current year. It should also be noted that some clinical education sites have additional health requirements (flu shots, drug screens, etc.). All expenses incurred in obtaining a physical, necessary laboratory tests, immunizations and additional health requirements are the responsibility of the student.

All speech-language pathology students are required to complete both an Ohio BCI background check and an FBI criminal background check prior to participating in any clinical experiences.

Sample curriculum is subject to change. Please consult the department for up-to-date information. All course prerequisites must be met. Other than EXSC 2560 and EXSC 2460, non-SLP courses may be taken in a different order than shown.

NOTE: Students must earn a “C” or higher grade in all major courses as well as those courses that meet ASHA and Ohio Department of Education requirements. See program check sheet provided by the advisor for additional information. Graduate program requirements may be higher.

BS in Speech-Language Pathology

Below is a sample plan of study.  Consult your degree audit for your program requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First TermHours
ENGL 1110 College Composition I 3
HHS 1000 Health And Human Services/College Orientation 1
PSY 1010 Principles Of Psychology 3
SLP 2400 Communication Disorders 3
SOC 1010 Introduction To Sociology 3
Natural Sciences Core (Chemistry or Physics) 3
Second Term
ENGL 2960 Professional and Business Writing 3
EXSC 2560 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
EXSC 2460 Human Anatomy And Physiology I Lab 1
Arts/Humanities Core 3
Electives 6
Third Term
SLP 3020 Anatomy And Physiology Of Communication Mechanisms 4
SLP 3030 Normal Language Acquisition 4
Diversity of US 3
Core Elective 3
Elective 2
Fourth Term
SLP 3010 Clinical Phonetics 4
SLP 3150 Speech and Hearing Science 4
SLP 3300 Language Disorders 4
Arts/Humanities Core 3
Fifth Term
SPED 2040 Perspectives In The Field Of Exceptionalities 3
SLP 3200 Articulation/Phonological Disorders 4
Elective 4
Select one of the following: 3
Medical Terminology
Personal Health
Health Problems Of Aging
Family Theories And Cultural Influences In Mental Health
Essentials Of Helping Relationships
Sixth Term
MATH 2600 Introduction To Statistics 3
SLP 3800 Methods For Clinical Intervention 3
SPED 4110 Curriculum And Methodology For Students With Moderate Educational Needs 3
Non-US Diversity 3
Select one of the following: 3
Medical Terminology
Personal Health
Health Problems Of Aging
Family Theories And Cultural Influences In Mental Health
Essentials Of Helping Relationships
Seventh Term
SLP 3400 Clinical Audiology 3
Core Elective 3
Elective (2000-level or higher) 9
Eighth Term
SLP 4000 Beginning Clinical Practicum 2
Core Elective 3
Elective 8
 Total Hours120