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Pre-Speech Language Pathology Program

The curriculum below reflects a new partnership between Boise State University and Idaho State University in allowing students to complete a Bachelors degree in Speech-Language Pathology in Boise. Students must complete the two years of course work indicated below at Boise State University and apply to the Idaho State University undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology Program-Boise Center. Upon acceptance to this competitive program, students can complete a bachelor’s degree in preparation for further education at the graduate level. A master’s degree is required for entry into the profession.

Check out the following websites for additional information:

AdvisorEmailPosition and DepartmentPhoneOffice
Glenda Hillghill@boisestate.eduDirector,
Pre-Professional Studies
208-426-3832NORCO 116
Erin Colburnerincolburn@boisestate.eduAcademic Advisor208-426-2454NORCO 116

Pre-Speech Language Pathology Course Work

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
ENGL 101, 102English Composition6
Arts, Humanities, and University Foundations Courses (select with your advisor)6
ASL 101, 102 (recommended, but not required)Elementary Sign Language4-8
Social Sciences (select with your advisor)6
COMM 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
PSYC 101General Psychology3
SOC 230Introduction to Multi-Ethnic Studies3
BIOL 227Human Anatomy and Physiology4
Physical Science - choose one of the following: PHYS 100, 101, CHEM 100, OR 101/L 4
PSYC 295
Intermediate Algebra AND
Applied statistics with the Computer OR
Intro to Mathematical Thought AND
Statistical Methods
PSYC 309Child Psychology3
Suggested Electives (consult with your advisor)10-12
BIOL 228Human Anatomy and Physiology4
LING 305Introduction to Language Studies3
Other electives are desirable
NOTE: The preceding pathway meets the criteria to fulfill prerequisite requirements for entry into the ISU Speech-Language Pathology Program. The ISU general education core must be fulfilled.
CSED 2050 Introduction to Communication Differences & Disorders must be taken through ISU prior to acceptance in the ISU professional program. Course is only taught in the Spring.