Get Your Speech-Language Pathology Degree

Join an engaging learning environment that provides you with an understanding of human communication and communication disorders. Your clinical experiences will focus on describing speech and language characteristics and implementing speech and language therapy. Completion of the clinical track will prepare you to attend graduate school or earn the ASHA SLP Assistant Certification and SLP Assistant licensure in some states.

Speech-Language Pathology Program Highlights 

  • Small class sizes 
  • Frequent Interaction with faculty 
  • Faculty that are experts in the field and teach courses related to their area of expertise  
  • SLP students have received numerous academic and research awards from SCICU and SCSHA 
  • Access to state-of-the-art clinical technology for simulations and observations

Silver Level Sponsors:

  • Bob Jones University School of Health Professions
  • Hearts and Hands Therapy Services Incorporated
  • Palmetto Early Beginnings 

Bronze Level Sponsor:

  • Summit Speech Therapy
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Modality & Benefits

Get a traditional college experience with lively in-person classroom discussions and close proximity to your professors, mentors, and future colleagues. 

Start Dates: 

January & August  

  • 7-Week and 15-Week Courses
  • Face-to-Face Instruction (some Online options)
  • In-Person Office Hours & Support
  • Relationships & Networking
  • Extracurriculars & Immersive Campus Experience

Our 100% online degrees are top-ranked by U.S. News & World Reports. Finish your degree and advance your career with a degree designed to fit your busy life. 

Start Dates: 

January, March, May, June, August & October 

  • 7-Week and 15-Week Courses
  • No required login times for academic courses. Students on the clinical track must complete clinical practicum in person.
  • Transfer Up to 90 Credits
  • 10-Hour Weekly Commitment (varies)
  • Free E-Books

Speech-Language Pathology Curriculum

Major, Minor & Certificate Requirements

Popular Speech-Language Pathology Classes

  • Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Explore typical speech and language development, anatomy and physiology for speech and hearing science, and therapy techniques. 
  • Clinical Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology
    Learn about goal setting, lesson planning, methods of observing, describing and recording behavior, formal and informal assessment, professional dispositions and related topics.
  • Language Acquisition and Development
    Learn about components of language, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics.

Begin an Exciting Career in SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist was ranked by US News and World Report (2020) as #3 in Best Healthcare Jobs and #10 in 100 Best Jobs. SLP jobs are projected to grow 21% between 2021 and 2031 (BLS).

Job Placements

  • All on Board Speech
  • Anderson School District 5
  • Voices Through Hope Therapy Services
  • Greenville Bilingual Therapy
  • Capital City Therapy

Graduate Programs

  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Central Florida
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Francis Marion University

SLP Assistants are required to hold a current professional license in the state(s) in which they practice. Individual state and licensure requirements vary by state. SLPs and SLPAs can also earn certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

ASHA Requirements for SLPA

  • Associate or bachelor's degree
  • Clinical field work (100 hours)
  • SLPA examination

ASHA Requirements for SLP

  • Master's degree
  • Praxis examination
  • Certification application
  • Clinical Fellowship (1,260 hours)

Become an SLP

Many of our graduates go on to get their master's degrees and become Speech-Language Pathologists. Students who complete our clinical or non-clinical track will have the necessary prerequisites to apply, and your professors will support you in your preparation. 

Student Experiences

Student Experiences

"The Columbia College Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) undergraduate program has, in many ways, allowed me to reach and exceed my personal and professional goals.”

Rachell Harglerode

Class of 2021

"The CC SLP program was able to not only provide a stellar, and invigorating educational experience, but they were also able to provide a home, a team, and a close-knit community of support and friendship, that I will always cherish."

Katelyn Terrell

Class of 2021


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