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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Undergraduate Program

The primary goal of the undergraduate program is to provide our students with a broad education in normal and disordered processes of speech, language, hearing and swallowing. This goal has the following objectives:

    • Provide our students with an understanding of normal development in speech, hearing, language, swallowing and communication
    • Provide our students with an understanding of the genetic, cultural, neurological, physiological, psychological, and socioeconomic factors which can disrupt normal development in speech, hearing, language, swallowing, and communication
    • Prepare students for professional graduate training as speech-language pathologists.

The sequence of undergraduate courses (about 57 units) is from normal processes to disordered processes, and finally, to assessment/management of children, adolescents, and adults with speech, language and/or swallowing disorders.

How to Become a SLP Major


Requirements for Undergraduate SLP Major

Undergraduate Course Sequencing/ Competency

     SLP undergraduate course sequence and prerequisites  

Undergraduate Advising

    • All undergraduate majors are required to meet with an advisor at the College of Health & Human Services Academic Advising Center each semester.
    • Please contact CHHS Advising (562)985-2691 or visit their website at