The Speech-Language Pathology (MS) and Audiology (AuD) degree programs are accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) and designed to meet the academic requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) granted by ASHA.

As a result, students are required to complete several undergraduate coursework requirements in science and math as a pre-requisite to graduate study and clinical certification. These undergraduate courses should be completed PRIOR to starting at the UW.

Upon arrive this fall, each student will meet with his/her adviser to review transcripts and ensure that the following ASHA undergraduate coursework requirements are in place. If any new students presents with coursework deficiencies, they will be required to submit a plan and timeline for coursework completion to their advisor for approval.

We strongly recommend that new students complete these courses before coming to the UW. Due to the rigorous graduate curriculum, adding courses to a student’s program can result in additional costs and may impact his/her ability to finish the program on time.

Basic science and math requirements differ across the MS and AuD programs.

Please carefully review the requirements below for your specific degree.

CoreSLP & MedSLP Students

Basic science and statistics coursework.

A minimum of one course must be completed in each of the following areas. Courses must appear on the student’s college transcript by name/number and be taken outside the Speech and Hearing Sciences department. Courses can consist of any number of credits and can be taken for a grade, credit/no credit, pass/fail, or satisfactory/unsatisfactory. For the courses to count, students must achieve a “credit”, “pass”, “satisfactory” or numeric grade of at least .7.

  1. Statistics. Acceptable courses include any college-level, stand-alone statistics course that is computational in nature (e.g., not remedial, historical, or methodological.)
  2. Biological science. Acceptable courses emphasize content related to human or animal sciences and include the areas of biology, anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy & neurophysiology, human genetics, or veterinary science. A lab component is not required.
  3. Social/Behavioral science. Acceptable courses are in the areas of psychology, educational psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health.
  4. Physical science. Acceptable courses are either in physics or chemistry. A lab component is not required.

 
AuD Students

Basic science and math coursework.

A minimum of one course must be completed in each of the following areas. Courses must appear on the student’s college transcript by name/number and be taken outside the Speech and Hearing Sciences department. Courses can consist of any number of credits and can be taken for a grade, credit/no credit, pass/fail, or satisfactory/unsatisfactory. For the courses to count, students must achieve a “credit”, “pass”, “satisfactory” or numeric grade of at least .7.

  1. Mathematics OR Statistics. Acceptable courses include any college-level math or statistics course that is computational in nature. Students cannot use any remedial, historical, or methodological courses to meet this requirement. Acceptable courses include algebra, calculus, trigonometry, statistics, etc.
  2. Biological science. Acceptable courses emphasize content related to human or animal sciences and include the areas of biology, anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy & neurophysiology, human genetics, veterinary science, nutrition, etc. A lab component is not required.
  3. Social/Behavioral science. Acceptable courses are in the areas of psychology, educational psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health, special education, etc.
  4. Physical science. Acceptable courses are in the areas of physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth science, environmental science, etc. A lab component is not required.