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), 48 credit hours in the common core, and 24 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 240 Speech and Lang Development (R) 3
CSD 300 Kinesiology & Motor Learning (R) 3
 Hours9
Year 3
Fall
CSD 250 Hearing Science (R ) 3
CSD 260 Speech Lang Disorders Children (R) 3
CSD 270 Multicultural Populations (R) 3
 Hours9
Spring
CSD 310 Audiology (R) 3
CSD 320 Speech Science (R) 3
CSD 330 Speech Lang Disorders Adults (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) 1-3
 Hours10-12
Spring
CSD 450 Clinical Practicum (Selective elective) 1
CSD 460 School Methods (R) 2
CSD 470 Neurological Bases of Comm (R) 3
CSD 475 Senior Seminar (R) 1
 Hours7
 Total Hours54-56

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.

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
PSY 101 General Psychology 3
HHP 100 Stewardship of the Body 1
RSC 106 Medical Terminology 1
 Hours15
Spring
CSD 100 Intro to Comm Sci & Disorders 3
MATH 205 Statistics I 3
HIST 103 World Views:History 3
XXXMinor Course 3
XXXLanguage Core 3-4
 Hours15-16
Year 2
Fall
CSD 210 Anat & Phys Spch & Hearing Mec 3
CSD 220 Clinical Phonetics 3
XXXMinor Course 3
PHYS 151 General Physics I 4
PSY 230 Life Span Development 3
 Hours16
Spring
CSD 230 Found of Cognition & Language 3
CSD 240 Speech and Lang Development 3
CSD 300 Kinesiology & Motor Learning 3
XXXCitizenship Core 3
ENG 103 Civilization & Worldviews: Lit 3
HHP 1XXPhy Ed Activity Course 1
 Hours16
Year 3
Fall
CSD 250 Hearing Science 3
CSD 260 Speech Lang Disorders Children 3
CSD 270 Multicultural Populations 3
XXX Minor Course 3
REL 100 The Bible 3
 Hours15
Spring
CSD 310 Audiology 3
CSD 330 Speech Lang Disorders Adults 3
CSD 320 Speech Science 3
CSD 340 Research Seminar (optional) 0-1
REL 110 Christian Faith 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 1-3
XXXMinor Course 3
XXXReligion Elective 3
 Hours16-18
Spring
CSD 470 Neurological Bases of Comm 3
CSD 460 School Methods 2
CSD 475 Senior Seminar 1
XXXMinor Course 3
XXXPhilosophy Core 3
XXXCulture Core 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours123-127