Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology (BA) - Nevada State Colleg

Speech Pathology (BA)



Communication ability is critical to the quality of life, and the field of speech pathology allows you to make a difference. With a Nevada State College undergraduate degree in speech pathology, you will be equipped to work with children ages 3-21 in Nevada school. You will also be provided training to prepare you for future Master's degree work in Speech-Language Pathology. While a student in the undergraduate program, you will receive hands-on learning experiences with children, giving you essential training to assess, diagnose, and treat speech and language impairments.



Upon entering this important field, not only do you serve individuals in a significant way, you address a dire need in Nevada to fill a major shortage of speech pathologists and audiologists within the state. This deficiency is so great that the Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (NVDETR) has listed speech language pathology on its 2016 Top 100  Occupations in Demand list. If you are looking to improve the quality of life for others while filling a significant occupational need within Nevada, then this is the degree for you.

Compelling Careers

  • School-based Speech Therapist - helps students that have language, communication, and reading, and other related issues by assessing their skills through tests and developing programs to help them improve their performance
  • Master’s level Speech-Language Pathologist - assesses, diagnoses, treats, and helps to prevent  speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders 
  • Doctorate level Audiologist - specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of hearing and balance disorders




Some of the engaging classes you can take as a Speech Pathology major include:

Course Description Prerequisite(s) and Corequisite(s) Credits
ENG 211 -  Introduction to Linguistics Development and fundamental concepts of the linguistic approach to grammar and language analysis. None 3.00
PSY 330 - Foundations of Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood Study of human development from conception to late childhood. Prerequisites: PSY 101, Junior status 3.00
SPA 364  - Introduction to Speech Sound Disorders The causes and characteristics of articulatory and phonological disorders are discussed. Basic assessment and treatment strategies are incorporated as well. Prerequisites: SPA 201, SPA 320, Admission to the Speech Pathology program 3.00
SPA 370 - Methods of Clinical Management Therapy and clinical management of problems of disordered speech and language. Includes clinical equipment and materials for use in the public school setting.  Prerequisites: SPA 364, Admission to the Speech Pathology Program

Prerequisites or Corequisites: SPA 400 and SPA 467

SPA 400 - Assessment of Communication Disorders This course will provide the student with knowledge of assessment concepts and procedures in speech and language and ways to develop competencies necessary to conduct such assessments.  Prerequisites: SPA 201, SPA 320, SPA 330, SPA 364, Admission to the Speech Pathology Program

Prerequisite or Corequisite: SPA 467

SPA 467  - Communication and Language Disorders in Children Students will examine characteristics, incidence, and etiology of language disorders in children and adolescents. Assessment and remediation of language disorders will be covered with opportunities to apply skills in simulated and authentic situations. Prerequisites: SPA 320, SPA 340, Admission to the Speech Pathology Program 3.00


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