Students will soon be able to complete speech and hearing sciences degrees in Spokane, as well as Pullman.
 
This fall, WSU and Eastern Washington University will launch a bachelor’s degree completion program on the Riverpoint campus for undergraduates in speech-language pathology and audiology.

The new option is expected to attract a new group of students — such as those coming from community colleges — for whom moving or commuting to Pullman is not an option.

By attending the Riverpoint campus, students will have the opportunity to be part of a growing urban campus, avoid the expense of relocating or commuting to Pullman, and enjoy unique course offerings not offered to Pullman students, including a neurogenic communication disorders class.

Similar to their graduate counterparts, undergraduate speech and hearing sciences students from both WSU and EWU will move together as a cohort, benefiting from the faculty and resources of both institutions. At the same time, the administrative element of each university’s program will remain completely independent.

The creation of this undergraduate degree option in Spokane represents another milestone in the development of the Riverpoint campus, which is steadily growing into its vision of serving as the academic health center for the Inland Northwest.