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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1999
End Date: Fall Semester 2001 (Name change to Communication Sciences and Disorders - CSD)

Commmunication Disorders (CMDIS) - (ARCHIVE)

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 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, 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 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 Disorders, a minimum of 122 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 front of Bulletin.)

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

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 25-30 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 57-58 credits
(This includes 6-10 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GS courses; 0-4 credits of GQ courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (45 credits)
PSY 002 GS(3), CMDIS 146(3)[1], CMDIS 245(2), CMDIS 230(3), CMDIS 269 DF(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CMDIS 300(3)[1], CMDIS 301(3)[1], CMDIS 311(3)[1], CMDIS 331(3)[1], CMDIS 395W(1) (Sem: 3-6)
CMDIS 433(3), CMDIS 442(3), CMDIS 444(3), CMDIS 451(3), CMDIS 459W(3), CMDIS 462(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12-13 credits)
EDPSY 014(3) or PSY 204 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
EDPSY 101 GQ(3), PSY 015(4), or STAT 200 GQ(4) (Sem: 3-4)
HD FS 129 GS(3) or PSY 213 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
HD FS 229 GS(3), HD FS 249 GS(3), HD FS 315 DF(3), HD FS 411(3), HD FS 418(3), HD FS 432(3), PSY 412(3), or PSY 437(3) (Sem: 3-6)

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[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 1999

Blue sheet Item #: 27-03-077

Review Date: 01/19/00 (General Education information updated)

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