WHAT IS BS SLP?

The Bachelor of Speech Pathology is a highly specialized degree that will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to pursue a career as a professional speech & language pathologist. Speech and language pathologist are allied health professionals responsible for the assessment and treatment of children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders, such as, delayed speech and language development, cleft lip and palate, voice disorders and stuttering.

WHY AT NIU?

BS-SLP program at NIU leads to a professional qualification to practice as a speech and language therapist. The curriculum of Speech and Language Pathology at NIU is designed in such way that provides an interactive learning experience involving active participation, case based and inquiry based learning and small group teaching with an overall emphasis on integrating theoretical knowledge with clinical expertise. A key feature of the course is our in-house clinic at Fatima Memorial Hospital where you will be benefit from specialist facilities and training. At NIU, you will maximize your clinical skills through clinical placements in a diverse range of settings such as schools and hospitals.

SCOPE OF
Graduate in speech-language pathology will be able to:
– Meet eligibility for international certification
– Meet eligibility teacher certification in speech-language pathology
– Be employed in a medical facility, school or private practice setting
– Be prepared for admission into a M.Phil-level program
– Be prepared to assume leadership positions in professional organizations
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
SLP is a unique Program and has very high job placement opportunities like professional courses both in Government and Non- Government sectors, not only
in Pakistan but also in foreign countries particularly in USA .Speech Language Pathologists can also start their own Speech clinic and work in following settings.-
– Hospitals
– Rehabilitation centers
– Private practice
– Colleges and universities
– Special education schools organizations

Semester 1  Semester 2 
ENGL 101 Functional English 3 (3-0) ENGL 102 Communication skills 3 (3-0)
CSCS 101 Introduction to Computer 3 (3-0) MATH 101 Mathematics 3 (3-0)
BASC 101 Basic Anatomy – I 3 (3-0) BASC 102 Basic Anatomy – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 111 Basic Physiology – I 3 (3-0) BASC 112 Basic Physiology – II 3 (2-1)
BASC 131 General Pathology – I 3 (3-0)   BASC 121 General Pathology – II 3(3-0)
BASC 121  Introduction to communication Disorders 2(2-0) BASC 141 Human Psychology 3 (3-0)
Semester 3  Semester 4 
SLP 201  Linguistics and  Language 2(2-0) SLP 211 Medicine 2 (2-0)
General Elective-I 3(3-0) PKST 101 Pakistan studies 2(2-0)
SLP 202 Developmental Paediatrics 3(3-0) SLP 215 Neurosciences for SLP 2 (2-0)
ENG 103 Technical Writing and Presentational Skills 3(3-0) SLP 212 Clinical supervised practice-I 2 (0-2)
SLP 203 Otorhinolaryngology-I 2(2-0) ECON 100 General Elective-II 3 (3-0)
ISLM 101 Islamic studies 2(2-0) SLP 213 Otorhinolaryngology-II 2 (2-0)
BASC 204 Psychiatry 2 (2-0) General Elective-III 3(3-0)
SLP 214 Phonetics & Phonology 2(2-0)
Semester 5  Semester 6 
SLP 321 Fluency Disorders 2(2-0) SLP 331 Hearing Sciences 2 (2-0)
General Elective –IV 3(3-0) SLP 332 General Elective –IV 3 (3-0)
SLP 322 Clinical supervised practice-II 2(0-2) SLP 333 Aphasia 3 (3-0)
SLP 323 Articulation & Phonological Disorders 2(2-0) SLP 334 Clinical supervised practice-III 3 (0-3)
SLP 324 Voice Disorders 2(2-0) BIOS 300 Biostatistics 3 (3-0)
General Elective –V 3(3-0) ENG 103 General Elective –VII 3 (3-0)
SLP 305 Language Disorders 3(3-0)
Semester 7  Semester 8 
SLP 441 Ethics In Speech and Language Pathology 1 (1-0) SLP 451 AAC For children & Adults 1( 1-0)
RSM 400 Research Methodologies 3 (2-1) SLP 499 Research Project 6 (0-6)
SLP 442 Dysphagia 3 (3-0) SLP 452 Evidence Based Practice In SLP 1 (1-0)
SLP 443 Motor speech disorders 3 (3-0) SLP 453 Supervised Clinical Practice –V 2 (2-0)
SLP 444 Supervised Clinical Practice –IV 2(0-2) Learning Disabilities 2 (2-0)
Craniofacial Disorders 2 (2-0)
Faculty Applied Sciences
Study Level Undergraduate
Program Duration 4 Years
Program Type Regular
Total Credit Hours 130
Intake Fall Semester

12 years of education with background in Biology and Chemistry