Pre-Speech Language Pathology
To become a speech-language pathologist, a student must complete a masters degree in this field. There are multiple ways that students can obtain a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology. The Pre-Speech Language Pathology Pathway is a non-degree program that assists students in determining the most efficient route to pursue this career. Boise State does not offer a speech-language pathology bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Instead, it is suggested that students complete two years of coursework at Boise State University, earn a general Associate of Science, and transfer to Communication Science and Disorders Bachelor’s degree program. Students, however, can also choose to complete a bachelor’s degree in a field of their choice at Boise State University and they may need an extra year of prerequisite courses in a CSD program either, in person or online, before applying and being accepted to a professional school. Students should work closely with a pre-speech-language pathology advisor to determine their best route to complete the appropriate experiences and requirements for this competitive field.
The “Suggested Pre-Speech Language Pathology Coursework” and information below reflects a partnership between Boise State University and Idaho State University in allowing students to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and then pursue a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in Boise. Students must complete the two years of coursework indicated below at Boise State University and apply to the Idaho State University Undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders degree with an emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology at the Meridian or Pocatello Campuses. Upon acceptance of this competitive program, students will 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.