Become a Strong, Compassionate Student and Practitioner
Take the first step toward your future in speech-language pathology and audiology with Calvin University’s online bachelor’s degree. This program gives you the foundational knowledge and skills to apply for a graduate degree program in the field.
The online Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology program is scheduled to begin in the fall 2023 and the application will be available in mid-September 2022. For more information, contact an admissions counselor.
Embark on a Path to Thriving Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Careers
Demand continues to increase for qualified speech-language pathology and audiology professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers for speech-language pathologists are projected to grow 29% from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all other occupations.1 The BLS reports that careers for audiologists are also projected to grow much faster than average at 16% from 2020 to 2030.2Career Outlook
Leading-edge Curriculum With a Person-Centered Focus
124 total credits
No in-person components
Coursework for the online bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology is focused on foundational knowledge and clinical applications. Throughout your studies, you’ll explore big-picture issues that impact patients, such as diversity, equity, and inclusion. Core courses in the speech pathology and audiology bachelor’s program include:
- SPAUD 101: Introduction to Speech Pathology and Audiology
- SPAUD 210: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
- SPAUD 311: Child Language Development
How to Apply to Calvin’s Online Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology
No test scores required
Six start dates per year
To apply for admission into Calvin’s online speech pathology and audiology degree, you’ll need a completed application, transcripts of all prior coursework, and other standard materials. You must also hold a minimum overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Application Deadlines: One week before your intended start date.View the Application Process
Options for Financing Your Education
$625 per credit hour
Financial aid available
$77,500 total estimated tuition, not including fees
Because we understand that paying for your degree is an investment, you’ll have a dedicated tuition planner to discuss your finance options for pursuing the speech-language pathology and audiology degree online program.Learn More
What You’ll Learn
When you complete Calvin University’s online speech pathology and audiology program, you’ll be prepared to apply to graduate programs with a strong foundation in speech pathology or audiology. You’ll be able to:
- Identify evidence-based techniques for treating clients with speech and language disabilities, injuries, or other challenges.
- Read, synthesize, and integrate evidence into your studies.
- Reflect on the role of faith in patient care.
- Consider how diversity, equity, and inclusion impact your work.
- Engage in critical thinking and case-based applications of speech pathology and audiology knowledge.
Build a Foundation for Your Future
- Learn from one-on-one mentoring with expert faculty.
- Hone critical thinking, technical writing, and communication skills.
- Thoughtfully integrate faith and learning.
Heather Koole, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Before becoming a professor, Dr. Koole worked as a speech-language pathologist in medical and community-based settings. Dr. Koole’s academic interests include the following:
- How people with communication disorders (particularly brain injury) experience success and participate in life in meaningful ways
- Effective ways for preparing students to support clients in that success
- Facilitators and barriers to the SLP’s role in providing functional and contextualized intervention
Dr. Koole’s teaching focus mirrors her academic interests. At the undergraduate level, she teaches courses on child language development, as well as speech and language disorders across the lifespan. Dr. Koole’s goal is to prepare her students to provide and advocate for evidence-based services that support life participation for people with communication disorders.
All faculty members in Calvin’s online Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology program share the common goals of making the program the best it can be and supporting your journey. We are a diverse faculty with various backgrounds and interests, providing the foundational knowledge you need to apply to graduate school and begin your career.
Our teaching faculty regularly publish in peer-reviewed journals and presented research at state, national, and/or international conferences.
Online Learning That Fits Into Your Life
The program engages all areas of life. At Calvin, we believe that learning comes from doing, and we maintain our commitment to practical, hands-on application and experience for online students.
Embrace the flexibility of an online program coupled with individualized instruction.Online Student Experience
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 1-855-474-8346.
Tuition is $625 per credit hour. You’ll need to complete 124 credits for a total tuition of $77,500. You can review all tuition costs on the tuition and fees page.
This program includes 36–39 courses in addition to general education requirements. You can review courses now.
You can complete this degree in four years, although your time to completion may vary depending on transfer credits. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.