Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology Minor


Gordon recently approved a new minor in Speech Pathology, based on several factors, including the increasing demand in society for speech pathologists, and the desire of several Gordon students to gain experience in this area.

Our minor program is based in part on the prerequisites for entrance into the MS graduate program in speech-language pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Completion of Gordon’s Speech Pathology minor would allow a student to become a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA), immediately upon graduation. Upon completion of the Masters degree, a student would be qualified to become a full-fledged certified speech-language pathologist.


There are six courses, plus a practicum, required to complete the Minor in Speech Pathology, the first three of which are already offered at Gordon College:

Current courses:
LIN 200 Introduction to Linguistics (4 cr.), offered in the fall
LIN 303 Phonetics & Phonology (4cr), offered in the spring
EDU 300 Language Acquisition (2 cr.), offered in the fall

New courses:
LIN 371A Introduction to Communication Disorders (3 cr.), offered in the fall
BIO___ Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (2 cr.)
CDS ___Audiology (2cr.)
CDS ___ Practicum for Speech Language Pathology Assistants (3cr.)

Total 20 credits.

For further information, please contact Graeme Bird at