Communication Disorders (CDO) Major
Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology
B.A.A. or B.S. degrees
CDO Prerequisties Flowchart
CDO 230 (3)
Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders
CDO 278 (2)
CDO 330 (3)
CDO 331 (3)
Introduction to Audiology
CDO 335 (4)
The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
CDO 338 (3)
Introduction to Articulation and Phonological Disorders
CDO 340 (3)
Child Language Assessment and Intervention
CDO 402 (2)
Diagnostics in Communication Disorders
CDO 431 (3)
CDO 439 (3)
Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
CDO 463 (2)
Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics
CDO 494 (3)
Mentor Practicum in Communication Disorders
Choose one (1) course from each of the following groups:
CDO 438 (3)
Language Disorders in Special Education Populations
CDO 495 (3)
Or another course in consultation with CDO advisor
CDO 513 (3)
Voice Disorders / Laryngectomee Rehabilitation
CDO 535 (3)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
CDO 539 (3)
40 semester hours
Additional requirements for all majors
3.0 GPA in the major
Not less than a C in any single course in the major
Courses must be selected in consultation with an advisor
Students are permitted to enroll in CDO 230, 278, 330, 331 and 335 only twice. No other CDO course reakes are allowed.
CDO 431 can be taken at the graduate level by post-Bachelors Degree students
Post-Bachelors Degree students
Post -Bachelors Degree students are required to take the following courses to be eligible to apply for the SLP -MA graduate program: CDO 230, 278,330,331,335,338,340, 439,463 and 494
Post BA - CDO Prerequesites Flowchart
CDO 230 - Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders 3 (3-0)
Aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology for elementary, secondary, and special education teachers, parents, and allied professionals in the management of speech, language, and hearing disorders.
CDO 278 - Descriptive Phonetics 2 (2-0)
Broad and narrow transcription of normal and disordered American English speech sound production using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
CDO 330 - Language Development 3 (3-0)
Study of language development in normally developing children from birth through adulthood; oral language sample analysis; language characteristics in disordered language learners.
CDO 331 - Introduction to Audiology 3 (3-0)
Anatomy and basic psychophysics of hearing; pathologies causing hearing loss; quantitative measurements of hearing; practice in testing. Prerequisite: CDO 230.
CDO 335 - The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing 4 (4-0)
Anatomical and neuroanatomical structures and functions for speech and hearing.
CDO 338 - Introduction to Articulation and Phonological Disorders 3 (3-0)
Children’s normal and disordered articulation and phonological disorders including neuranatomical development, analysis, treatment, related research, and integration with other areas of communication will be discussed. Prerequisites: CDO 230, 278, 335.
CDO 340 - Child Language Assessment and Intervention 3 (3-0)
Formal and informal assessment of language, cognition, and communication functioning in infant through school-aged children not developing normal language parameters: intervention approaches for deficits in language. Prerequisite: CDO 330.
CDO 402 – Diagnostics in Communication Disorders 2 (2-0)
Exploration of the diagnostic process in speech and language including formal and informal assessment methods and tools and strategies for analysis/interpretation of diagnostic findings. Prerequisites: CDO 230, 278, 330, 335, 338, 340. Co requisites: CDO 439, 494.
CDO 431 - Audiologic Rehabilitation 3 (3-0)
Habilitative and rehabilitative issues/approaches for persons with hearing loss, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, speechreading, conversational strategies, auditory training, speech/language intervention, psychosocial adjustment, and education.
CDO 439 - Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology 3 (3-0)
Classroom lecture and lab integrating clinical evaluation and intervention techniques for treatment of specific communication disorders. Prerequisites: A signed major in CDO and CDO 230, 278, 330, 335, or permission of instructor.
CDO 463 – Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics 2 (2-0)
Physical bases of sound and the acoustic characteristics of speech production and perception. Prerequisite: CDO 278.
CDO 494 - Mentor Practicum in Communication Disorders 3 (3-0)
Supervised clinical assignment with an experienced student mentor encompassing up to 4 hours per week. Weekly lectures regarding clinical procedures, issues, and cases are required. CR/NC only. Prerequisites: A signed major in CDO and CDO 230, 278, 330, 331, 335, and a GPA of 3.0 in CDO major courses. Co requisites: CDO 338, 402, 439.
CDO 495 - Clinical Experience: Communication Disorders 3-6 (spec)
Enables students in communication disorders to carry out directed clinical practicum. Weekly discussion of clinical problems and cases. Prerequisites: CDO 230, 278, 330, 331, 335, 338, 340, 402, 439, 494, a grade point of at least 3.0 in CDO major courses, and signed major in CDO; or permission of instructor
CDO 513 - Voice Disorders / Laryngectomee Rehabilitation 3 (3-0)
This course covers etiology, types, evaluation, and treatment of persons with voice disorders and laryngectomees. Prerequisites 30 hours of undergraduate coursework in Communication Disorders.
CDO 535 - Augmentative and Alternative Communication 3 (3-0)
This course will address issues in communication for those individuals who may not be able to use speech for ongoing functional communication. It will explore assessment and intervention strategies for the variety of people who may be potential users of AAC systems. Study of the principles of augmentative and alternative communication. Prerequisites 30 hours of undergraduate coursework in Communication Disorders.
CDO 539 - Stuttering 3 (3-0)
Overt and covert characteristics of stuttering behaviors including their prevention, etiology, and modification. Prerequisites 30 hours of undergraduate coursework in Communication Disorders.