University Park, College of Health and Human Development (CSD)
PROFESSOR DIANE L. WILLIAMS, 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.)
Per Senate Policy 83.80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. CSD requires students to complete 24 credits for the major through courses taken at University Park. Courses taken at other Penn State campuses may not be counted toward this 24 credit minimum. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for this major.
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.)
(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), CSD 230(3), CSD 269 US;IL(3), PSYCH 100 GS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
CSD 300 US;IL(3), CSD 301(3), CSD 311(3), CSD 331(3) (Sem: 3-6)
CSD 433(3), CSD 442(3), CSD 444(3), CSD 451(3), CSD 459(3), CSD 462 US;IL(3) (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 HDFS 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 HDFS 229 GS(3), HDFS 249 GS(3), HDFS 315 US(3), HDFS 411(3), HDFS 418(3), HDFS 432(3), PSYCH 270(3), or PSYCH 471(3) (Sem: 3-6)
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