I just found this community and I am so thankful because I can't seem to find anything on the internet that directly answers my questions. I am a student at the University of Idaho. My major so far has been Early Childhood Development/Education. However, my goal has always been to be a speech pathologist. UI does not have any majors or minors in this field or even a field very close to it. I am currently torn between dropping out of school completely until I can move somewhere and go to a university which offers these programs, or getting my BA in Psychology or ECD at UI first, then trying to pursue further education in speech pathology later. My fear is that I will be wasting time and money getting a BA first. I have researched other institutions that offer the speech sciences and have tried to take undergrad classes that meet their requirements but I am now running out of those classes to take.
Does anyone have any advice? Is it beneficial to have a BA in another area before pursuing a Masters or PHD in speech/communication disorders?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, my advisors do not seem to have a clue.
- Where do I go from here?