Get on track to become a speech-language pathologist with a 3-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program

You can prepare for graduate-level studies and a career in health care with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Speech-Language Pathology from Carlow University. You will gain hands-on experience; learn the skills needed to become a compassionate, responsible, ethical leader; develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to provide the best in patient care; and learn to work as part of a team.

The program is designed to be completed in three years, but you can opt to finish it in four. Upon completion, you will meet the curricular prerequisites for Carlow’s graduate-level Health Sciences programs, as well as most health science programs around the country

Katie Schaefer, left, kindergarten teacher, stages a photograph to demonstrate speech pathology with Zoe Shaffer, at the Campus Lab School, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (Rebecca Droke/Carlow University)

Bachelor of Science


On campus, some online



Transfer credits:

Individually evaluated

Pre-Speech-language pathology curriculum

First-year courses include Foundations of Cell and Molecular Biology, Introduction to Health Professions, Foundations of Writing I, Foundations in Organismal Biology, Life Span Developmental Psychology, and Quantitative Reasoning. Second-year courses include Physics of the Human Body, Anatomy and Physiology I, Introduction to Audiology, and Communication and Reading Development. Third-year courses include Pathophysiology, Pathology for Rehabilitation and Biomedical Ethics, Neurophysiology, and Epidemiology.

Quick facts

  • Save money and time by fast-tracking your education
  • Give your health care career a competitive edge
  • Be prepared for graduate-level studies
Speech therapist working with little boy in office

Career opportunities for Pre-Speech Language Pathology

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for speech-language pathologists, a job that often requires a master’s degree, is expected to grow 25% over the next 10 years, largely driven by the medical needs of an aging population.

Admission requirements and application process

  • Submit an application for admission. It is free to apply.
  • Request that official transcripts from all current and previous institutions you’ve attended are sent directly to the Carlow University Office of Admissions.
  • Must have a minimum 3.250 cumulative high school or college GPA.


Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

Health Sciences faculty

Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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