About this Program

This program is designed to provide graduates with the academic experiences needed to understand normal processes involved in speech, language, and hearing abilities, and to identify characteristics of communication disorders. Classes also introduce students to clinical procedures for assessment and treatment of communication disorders.

Program Highlights

  • Develop expertise in communication and its disorders

  • Three affiliated student organizations

  • Observation experiences expose students to professional practice in speech-language pathology

  • Feeder program to a graduate program in speech-language pathology where licensure and employment certification standards will be met

  • Prepares students to apply to graduate audiology programs that are offered at other universities and other professional graduate programs

Degree Level
Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science
Delivery Modes


Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.


$80,040 Median Salary

Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

Special Education Teachers, Middle School

$63,250 Median Salary

Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.

Speech-Language Pathologists

$79,770 Median Salary

Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.

Rehabilitation Counselors

$38,950 Median Salary

Counsel individuals to maximize the independence and employability of persons coping with personal, social, and vocational difficulties that result from birth defects, illness, disease, accidents, or the stress of daily life. Coordinate activities for residents of care and treatment facilities. Assess client needs and design and implement rehabilitation programs that may include personal and vocational counseling, training, and job placement.

Alumni Careers

School Divisions
Audiology Offices
Skilled Nursing Facilities


What are the requirements to apply for Speech-Language Pathology at ODU?
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Speech-Language Pathology should meet the minimum university admission requirements Undergraduate Admission.
  • Students must have completed one year of course work with an overall grade point average of at least 2.50.

  • Students must have an interview with a program advisor.


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Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Active Duty Military Rate
Cost Per-Credit $250
Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $393
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $407
Cost Per-Credit $1,073

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Associate Professor

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