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  Sep 27, 2022
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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Communication Sciences & Disorders - Speech-Language Pathology (ASLP), BA/MS

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The accelerated track makes it possible for qualified students to complete both a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in five years. Students will declare CSD clinical track as their undergraduate major, complete liberal arts credits and prerequisites during their first three years, and finish graduate school in years four and five. The department will notify the Registrar’s Office when a student is approved for the accelerated track.

Acceptance into the Speech-Language Pathology master’s program involves a secondary application process (CSDCAS). Students enrolled in the accelerated track who are not accepted into the MS SLP program will transition into the traditional route; completing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Clinical)  during their fourth year.

The traditional track is generally required for the following:

  • Students competing in university athletics
  • All transfer students
  • All students changing their major to Communication Sciences & Disorders

Students may qualify for the accelerated track in two ways:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.75 and ACT of 26 or equivalent.
  • Have a 4.0 GPA in the major and a 3.8 cumulative GPA at the completion of the freshman year (must have completed CSD 1150 , CSD 1240 , and CSD 2900 )

Students must maintain a 3.8 overall GPA and earn a grade of A in CSD 3850  and CSD 3860  to remain on the accelerated track.  


Liberal Arts Requirements: 35 hours

All majors at Harding are required to complete the 47-hour Liberal Arts  program. The following Liberal Arts requirements are met within the content of major:

  • 9 hours of Inquiry, Investigation, and Reasoning are satisfied in the major.
  • PSY 2010  or SOC 2030  satisfies 3 hours of Self and Society.

Remaining Bible/Electives: 12 hours

See Bible Class Enrollment policy here.  

Graduate Component: 28 hours

Undergraduate Completion: 128 Hours

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders will be awarded after successful completion of 28 hours in the MS-SLP program. 

Remaining Graduate Component for MS-SLP: (32 Hours)

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