This post baccalaureate credit certificate program is designed to prepare students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than communication disorders for entry into master’s degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology. Holders of this certificate will attain the student learning outcomes typically attained in undergraduate degree programs in communication disorders. Specifically, certificate holders will have knowledge of 1) basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases, and 2) the nature of communication and swallowing disorders and differences, including their etiologies, characteristics, anatomical/physiological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates.
Student must receive a grade of “C” or better in each class and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50 to continue in the program. Completion of the program for awarding of the certificate requires 39 units of coursework with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Refer to the Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Study chapter of this catalog for general regulations governing all certificate programs. Obtaining the certificate does not guarantee admission to the MA program in Speech-Language Pathology at Cal State LA.