Communication Sciences and Disorders Major (M)

Major Course/ Plan of Study

The undergraduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders requires successful completion of 120 credit hours. This degree requires 48 credit hours within the major (courses offered within the Speech-Language Pathology Department), 45 credit hours in the common core, and 27 credit hours for minor and/or electives. The required courses in the major are listed on the table below.

Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements48
Electives27
Minor:Optional
Total Hours120

Communication Sciences and Disorders Courses

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
SpringHours
CSD 100 Intro to Comm Sci & Disorders (NR) 3
 Hours3
Year 2
Fall
CSD 210 Anat & Phys Spch & Hearing Mec (R) 3
CSD 220 Clinical Phonetics (R) 3
 Hours6
Spring
CSD 230 Found of Cognition & Language (R) 3
CSD 270 Multicultural Populations 3
CSD 300 Kinesiology & Motor Learning (R) 3
 Hours9
Year 3
Fall
CSD 240 Speech and Lang Development 3
CSD 250 Hearing Science (R ) 3
 Hours6
Spring
CSD 260 Speech Lang Disorders Children 3
CSD 310 Audiology (R) 3
CSD 320 Speech Science (R) 3
CSD 340 Research Seminar (Selective elective) 1
 Hours10
Year 4
Fall
CSD 410 Aural Rehabilitation (R) 3
CSD 420 Clinical Methods & Observation (R) 3
CSD 430 Service Delivery & Ethics (R) 3
CSD 440 Research Practicum (Selective elective) 1-2
CSD 470 Neurological Bases of Comm 3
 Hours13-14
Spring
CSD 330 Speech Lang Disorders Adults 3
CSD 450 Clinical Practicum (Selective elective) 1
CSD 460 School Methods (R) 2
CSD 475 Senior Seminar (R) 1
 Hours7
 Total Hours54-55

Communication Sciences and Disorders is a 120 credit major.

Clinical Practice/Practicum

Clinical practicum, a course which involves contact with actual clients in a clinical setting, is will an elective course for selected seniors. Students wishing to enroll in CSD 450 Clinical Practicum must have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 prior to the enrollment in this course. Additionally, students must complete 25 ASHA approved clinical observation hours prior to the start of CSD 450.

Sample Schedule

Suggested schedule to follow as a plan of student for student in the CSD major.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallHours
COMM 105/201 Public Speaking (Communication ore) 3
BIO 146 Essentials Anat & Phys 4
ENG 104 Intro to Writing 3
HHP 100 Stewardship of the Body 1
RSC 106 Medical Terminology 1
CCE 130 Christian Citizen 3
 Hours15
Spring
CSD 100 Intro to Comm Sci & Disorders 3
MATH 205 Statistics I 3
CCE 110 Western Culture & Worldview 3
REL 110 Christian Faith 3
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
 Hours15
Year 2
Fall
CSD 210 Anat & Phys Spch & Hearing Mec 3
CSD 220 Clinical Phonetics 3
PHYS 151 General Physics I 4
CCE 120 Western Thought & Worldview 3
XXXMinor Course 3
 Hours16
Spring
CSD 230 Found of Cognition & Language 3
CSD 270 Multicultural Populations 3
CSD 300 Kinesiology & Motor Learning 3
XXXCitizenship Core 3
HHP 1XXPhy Ed Activity Course 1
XXXMinor/Elective 3
 Hours16
Year 3
Fall
CSD 240 Speech and Lang Development 3
CSD 250 Hearing Science 3
REL 100 The Bible 3
PSY 230 Life Span Development 3
XXX Religion Elective: Faith & Life 3
 Hours15
Spring
CSD 260 Speech Lang Disorders Children 3
CSD 310 Audiology 3
CSD 320 Speech Science 3
CSD 340 Research Seminar (optional) 0-1
CCE 140 Science & Humanity 3
XXXCreative Arts Core 3
 Hours15-16
Year 4
Fall
CSD 410 Aural Rehabilitation 3
CSD 420 Clinical Methods & Observation 3
CSD 430 Service Delivery & Ethics 3
CSD 440 Research Practicum 1
XXXMinor Course 3
CSD 470 Neurological Bases of Comm 3
 Hours16
Spring
CSD 330 Speech Lang Disorders Adults 3
CSD 460 School Methods 2
CSD 475 Senior Seminar 1
CSD 450 Clinical Practicum 0-1
Optional
 
XXXMinor Course 3
XXXCulture Core 3
 Hours12-13
 Total Hours120-122