Speech-Language Pathology - Bachelors

The Bachelor of Science degree begins with the Autumn Quarter of the junior year.  The freshman and sophomore years are taken at an accredited college or university other than Loma Linda University.  The emphasis at LLU is on professional courses and practical experience.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, students are prepared to seek admission to a graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders or related disciplines.  Students are encouraged to take CMSD 267 Fieldwork during their senior year in order to qualify for the Speech-Language Pathology Assistant license in California.

The LLU undergraduate program is specifically designed to prepare students for further study at the graduate level. Most students continue their education in a Master's program in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Sciences and Disorders. Other students complete graduate studies in audiology or in a related field of study. The master’s degree is required for entry into the profession.

Learning Outcomes

Students meet the following learning outcomes:
Professional Institutional Learning Outcomes

  • Critical Thinking: Students demonstrate critical thinking through examination of ideas and evidence before formulating an opinion or conclusion.

Mission Focused Learning Outcomes

  • Wholeness: Students apply the University philosophy of wholeness into their personal and professional lives.
  • Wellness: Students facilitate healthy lifestyles in self and others.
  • Values: Students integrate LLU’s Christ-centered values in their personal and professional lives.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication processes.
  • Students demonstrate introductory knowledge of human communication disorders and swallowing disorders.
  • Students demonstrate introductory knowledge of assessment and intervention procedures for the major types of communication disorders and swallowing disorders.
  • Students demonstrate a commitment to ethical and compassionate service.
  • Students demonstrate introductory knowledge of processes used in discipline related research.

Clinical Experience:

Supervised clinical practicum is recommended, but not required in the Bachelor of Science Program.  Completion of specific courses precedes placement in practicum.  Clinical practicum is available to students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above.

Application Procedure

  1. Apply online at http://www.llu.edu/central/apply/index.page
  2. Applications are accepted October 1st- June 1st.
  3. Complete official transcripts of all academic records from colleges, universities, and professional and/or technical schools must be provided. It is the applicant's responsibility to have transcripts sent directly to: Admissions Processing Loma Linda University Loma Linda CA 92350. Transcripts of records and all other application documents are retained permanently by the University for students enrolled after acceptance and may not be withdrawn and used by students for any purpose. Records that do not result in enrollment are destroyed two years from the date of arrival in the School of Allied Health Professions.
  4. Applications are reviewed by the departmental faculty as they are received. The applicant's request for admission will not be reviewed until the applicant's file contains the necessary documents. The program faculty evaluates the application and makes its recommendation to the School of Allied Health Professions Admissions Committee. Admissions remain open until the class is full.

Contact information

Communication Sciences and Disorders Department
School of Allied Health Professions
Loma Linda University
Nichol Hall Room A506
Loma Linda Ca 92350

Department phone: (909) 558-4998
Fax: (909) 558-4305
Email: cmsd@llu.edu