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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Communication Sciences and Disorders

University Park, College of Health and Human Development (CSD)

PROFESSOR GORDON W. BLOOD, Head of the Department

This major offers a comprehensive program of study for preparing students who want to become speech-language pathologists or audiologists. The curriculum is specifically designed for the sole purpose of preparing undergraduate students for graduate study in communication sciences and disorders or related areas. This occurs because state licensure laws and professional certifications require that a speech-language pathologist or audiologist must have a master's degree, pass a national test, and complete a clinical fellowship year.

Overall, the curriculum enables students to develop fundamental knowledge based on scientific principles, skills, and attitudes required for habilitating and rehabilitating persons of all ages with a wide range of speech, language, and hearing problems. Further, the curriculum allows students an opportunity to explore all aspects of communication sciences and disorders as well as elect courses of special interest.

The first two years of study emphasize general education and background study. The last two years of study emphasize normal and disordered aspects of speech, language, and hearing as well as professional management, concerns, and obligations. Clinical observation and diversity focused course work are included in the curriculum.

For the B.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a minimum of 120 credits is required. (To satisfy graduation requirements, students must have completed 6 credits from courses offered in the college and outside the department in which the major is offered.)

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(6-10 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 27-30 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 54-55 credits
(This includes 6 -10 credits of General Education courses: 3-6 credits of GS courses; 3-4 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (42 credits)
CSD 146 US;IL(3)[1], CSD 230(3)[1], CSD 269 US;IL(3)[1], PSYCH 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CSD 300 US;IL(3)[1], CSD 301(3)[1], CSD 311(3)[1], CSD 331(3)[1] (Sem: 3-6)
CSD 433(3)[1], CSD 442(3)[1], CSD 444(3)[1], CSD 451(3)[1], CSD 459W(3)[1], CSD 462 US;IL(3)[1] (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12-13 credits)
Select 3 credits from EDPSY 014(3) or PSYCH 261 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from HD FS 129 GS(3) or PSYCH 212 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3-4 credits from EDPSY 101 GQ(3), PSYCH 200 GQ(4), or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
Select 3 credits from HD FS 229 GS(3), HD FS 249 GS(3), HD FS 315 US(3), HD FS 411(3), HD FS 418(3), HD FS 432(3), PSYCH 470(3), or PSYCH 471(3) (Sem: 3-6)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-03-077

Review Date: 11/19/2013

UCA Revision #1: 8/20/06

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