Bachelor’s Degrees in Speech-Language Pathology Through Schools with CAA-Accredited Grad Programs

Even as an undergrad, you can take the first step toward a career in speech-language pathology by majoring in communicative sciences and disorders or speech-language pathology through a quality program.

Of course, a master’s degree is the minimum educational requirement to become licensed and certified as an SLP, so you’ll need to be prepared to continue your education at the graduate level. But if you’re at the stage where you’re considering your four-year degree options, choosing a major in the area of communicative sciences and disorders is by far the best way to lay the foundation for advanced study and experience.

Earning an Undergrad Degree at a School that Offers an Accredited Master’s Streamlines the Transition

While most accredited graduate programs admit students without a bachelor’s degree related to SLP, a background in the communicative sciences will give you everything you need to transition easily into a graduate program without having to scramble to complete prereqs. If your undergrad program is housed in the same department that has a CAA-accredited master’s, that transition is completely seamless.

Schools with accredited master’s programs in SLP structure the curriculum to build on the foundational bachelor’s program. Some schools even offer 5-year accelerated programs that include both undergrad and grad courses that result in a master’s a full 12-months faster than taking the programs separately. This saves time and money, and quickly gets you out into the field where you belong, providing your much-needed services to clients.

Speech-Pathology Bachelor’s Programs at Schools with CAA-Accredited Grad Programs Organized by State

Schools throughout the country offer bachelor’s degrees in communicative sciences and disorders through programs that are offered online, partially online, and through traditional campus-based programs. These programs will allow you to gain clinical experience, learn the foundational principles of speech and hearing sciences, and prepare you for the graduate degree required to become nationally-certified and state-licensed.

Other programs are out there, but these are the ones available through schools that also offer the CAA-accredited graduate program you need to enter professional practice. If you’re looking at your undergraduate options and you’re plans involve eventually going on to a master’s, this list may help provide the guidance you need to streamline that process.

School profiles in the ASHA EdFind searchable database are updated annually based on information collected through the CSD Education Survey. Information gathered in the survey is also published in state and national aggregate reports and collated in CSD education trend data reports for undergraduate programs.

CAA does not accredit undergraduate programs. Current as of January 2018, the bachelor’s programs shown here are housed in schools with CAA-accredited master’s programs and programs that are in the application or candidacy phase of the accreditation process.

Alabama

Alaska

There are no SLP undergraduate programs through institutions with accredited master’s available in Alaska at this time.

Arizona

Arkansas

  • Harding University—Searcy
    • BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders—Clinical
    • BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders—Non-Clinical

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

There are no SLP undergraduate programs through institutions with accredited master’s available in Delaware at this time.

District of Columbia

  • George Washington University—Washington, DC
    • BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • BA in Hearing and Deafness
    • BA in Language and Communication Sciences

Florida

  • University of Central Florida—Orlando
    • BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Undergraduate Certificate in Language Development and Disorders

Georgia

Hawaii

There are no SLP undergraduate programs through institutions with accredited master’s available in Hawaii at this time.

Idaho

  • Idaho State University—Pocatello
    • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Year one of pre-professional CSD courses offered online

Illinois

  • Elmhurst College—Elmhurst
    • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign—Champaign
    • BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences with Concentrations in Audiology, Cultural-Linguistic Diversity, Neuroscience of Communication, or Speech-Language Pathology

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

  • University of Kansas—Kansas City
    • BA in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences & Disorders
    • BGS in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences & Disorders
  • Wichita State University—Wichita
    • BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Deafness and Hard of Hearing Concentration

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

  • Towson University—Towson
    • BS in Speech-Language-Pathology and Audiology
    • BS in Deaf Studies

Massachusetts

  • Boston University—Boston
    • BS in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
    • BS in Deaf Studies

Michigan

Minnesota

  • Cloud State University—St. Cloud
    • BS Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • BES Communication Sciences and Disorders

Mississippi

Missouri

  • Fontbonne University—St. Louis
    • BS in Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

  • Hofstra University—Hempstead
    • BA in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
    • BA-MA Dual Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Iona College—New Rochelle
    • BA in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
  • Molloy College—Rockville Centre
    • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Touro College—Brooklyn
    • BS/MS in Speech-Language Pathology Dual Degree Program

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

  • University of Oregon—Eugene
    • BS in Communication Disorders & Sciences
    • BA in Communication Disorders & Sciences

Pennsylvania

  • LaSalle University—Philadelphia
    • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • BS/MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders Dual Degree
  • Thiel College—Greenville
    • BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

  • Texas Woman’s University—Denton
    • BS in Communication Sciences
    • Emphasis in Deaf Education
    • Emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology
  • University of Houston—Houston
    • BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • University of Texas at Austin—Austin
    • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Specializations available in Audiology, Deaf Education/Deaf studies, and Speech-Language Pathology

Utah

  • Utah State University—Logan
    • BS in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education
    • BA in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education
    • Programs offered online

Vermont

  • University of VermontBurlington
    • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Speech-Language Pathology Pre-Master’s Track Certificate Program Offered Online

Virginia

  • James Madison University—Harrisonburg
    • BA in Communication Sciences & Disorders
    • BS in Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Longwood University—Farmville
    • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • Online prerequisites for a Speech-Language Pathology graduate program
  • Radford University—Radford
    • BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming