The PreSLP program provides post-baccalaureate students who do not have the necessary background in communication sciences and disorders with the prerequisite courses in basic human communication sciences needed to apply to a master’s degree program in speech-language pathology.
This unique program offers eight undergraduate-level courses commonly recommended or required for graduate school preparation in speech-language pathology. They are offered online, affording students the choice of a flexible schedule.
Students are strongly encouraged to take all PreSLP courses unless their records indicate that they have taken equivalent courses and earned a B or higher in those courses. By completing the PreSLP program, students are better prepared to apply to a graduate program in speech-language pathology. However, entrance into the PreSLP program does not guarantee acceptance into La Salle’s graduate Speech-Language Pathology Program.
PreSLP Mission Statement
The Pre-Speech-Language Pathology (PreSLP) program provides post-baccalaureate students who do not have the necessary background in communication sciences and disorders with the prerequisite courses in basic human communication sciences needed to pursue a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
- Post-baccalaureate students will complete prerequisite courses in basic human communication sciences needed to apply to a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
- Upon completing the PreSLP program, students demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases.
Program Specific Information
General ASHA Certification Requirements
The current ASHA CFCC certification standards require students to complement their basic human communication sciences courses with additional classes. These guidelines require students to have a course in biology, physical science (chemistry or physics), and statistics. In addition, students need to have taken a course in the social and behavioral sciences. Students who have not completed these requirements on the undergraduate level may take these courses at La Salle.