Speech Pathology incorporates elements of audiology, speech, language and disorders to give students the complete knowledge of the field. The purpose of specializing in speech pathology is to evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders. Due to more cases of neurological, speech, language and hearing disorders, the need for specialists in treating these disorders is at an all time high. The field of speech pathology includes careers in hospitals, schools, clinics and nursing facilities. Students majoring in speech pathology are required to complete the University core curriculum with a GPA of 2.75 or higher.