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Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (B.S.)

This program is designed to provide graduates with the academic experiences needed to understand normal processes involved in speech, language, and hearing abilities, and to identify communication disorders. Classes also introduce students to clinical procedures for assessment and treatment of communication disorders.

Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology (B.S.)


What is Speech-Language Pathology at ODU like?

This program is designed to provide graduates with the academic experiences needed to understand normal processes involved in speech, language, and hearing abilities, and to identify communication disorders. Classes also introduce students to clinical procedures for assessment and treatment of communication disorders.

Program Highlights

What makes Speech-Language Pathology at ODU unique?

  • Develop expertise in communication and its disorders

  • Three affiliated student organizations

  • Observation experiences expose students to professional practice in speech-language pathology

  • Feeder program to a graduate program in speech-language pathology where licensure and employment certification standards will be met

  • Prepares students to apply to graduate audiology programs that are offered at other universities and other professional graduate programs


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Speech-Language Pathologists



Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.




Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

Rehabilitation Counselors



Counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life. Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.

Special Education Teachers, Middle School



Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Southeastern Cooperative Education Programs, Skilled nursing facilities, Audiology offices  


What are some courses offered in Speech-Language Pathology at ODU?

CSD 350:
Survey in Communication Disorders

This course is designed to acquaint student with the discipline of speech-language pathology, and provide introduction to developmental and acquired disorders of speech and language. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

CSD 452:
Voice and Fluency Disorders

This content of this course focuses upon the basic tenets related to fluency and voice disorders. The purpose is to introduce students to the basic terminology, concepts of the role of articulation, phonation, and respiration as they relate to both fluency and voice disorders. Diagnosing and treating fluency and voice disorders will be discussed. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in CSD 351.

CSD 461:
Aural Rehabilitation I

A study of audiological findings and the implications for hearing therapy; speech and language development of the deaf. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in CSD 460.


What are the requirements to apply for Speech-Language Pathology at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Students must have completed one year of course work with an overall grade point average of at least 2.50.

  • Students must have an interview with a program advisor.


Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident

Per Credit:

$ 374


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate

Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States

Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

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I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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