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.