Speech-Language Pathology Major
Earn a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Fontbonne University, and you’ll have an exceptional foundation for graduate studies in speech-language pathology, as well as a professional life dedicated to helping people. Our undergraduate speech-language pathology (SLP) students learn about the normal development of language as well as disorders of human communication and swallowing. In addition, students gain real clinical experience by working with clients in the department’s speech-language clinic. While it is important to note that a master’s degree is needed to be a licensed speech-language pathologist, students who complete the undergraduate degree are eligible to apply to the State of Missouri for licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA).
Speech-Language Pathology Program Highlights
- Real clinical experience under the supervision of faculty and licensed speech-language pathologists
- The Eardley Family Clinic for Speech, Language and Hearing, located on Fontbonne’s campus
- Master’s in speech-language pathology also offered at Fontbonne
- Fontbonne’s chapter of National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association is an active organization, with more than 40 students on campus, that raises funds for organizations and causes, hosts guest speakers, and offers networking and service opportunities.
In-Field Learning Experiences
- Pre-clinical and clinical experience in The Eardley Family Clinic for Speech, Language and Hearing
- CDS 201 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
- CDS 211 The Nature of Language
- CDS 220 Phonetics
- CDS 231 Speech Science
- CDS 311 Introduction to Language Disorders
- CDS 410 Audiology
- CDS 414 Auditory Rehabilitation
- CDS 420 Introduction to Voice Disorders
- CDS 425 Introduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders
Fontbonne University’s Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Successes
- Shannon Lynch ’08 works with patients at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital St. Louis.
- Molly McCarthy ’14 works for a private speech therapy clinic, specializing in supporting clients who use augmentative and alternative communication.
- Lauren Wright-Jones ’13 is a school-based speech-language therapist with Special School District of St. Louis.
- Lacey Hall ’07 is a clinical research associate in neuropsychology with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Speech-Language Pathology Career Opportunities
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