Begin Date: Summer Session 1994
End Date: Summer Session 1999
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: 46 credits
(6-10 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 6-21 credits
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 65-66 credits
(This includes 6-10 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GS courses; 0-4 credits of GQ courses.)
PRESCRIBED COURSES (53 credits)
LING 100(3), PSY 002 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CMDIS 300(3), 301(3), 311(3), 331(3), 346(3), 368(2), 369 DF(3), 395W(1) (Sem: 3-6)
CMDIS 430(3), 433(3), 442(3) 444(3), 445(2), 450(3), 451(3), 459W(3), 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), 249 GS(3), 315 DF(3), 411(3), 418(3), 432(3), PSY 412(3) or 437(3) (Sem: 3-6)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
The Pennsylvania State University ©1998
The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1994
Blue Sheet Item #: 22-06-015
Review Date: 8/23/99