Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Major

Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology

B.A.A. or B.S. degrees

  CSD Prerequisites Flowchart

 

  Required Courses

     CSD 230 (3)         Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders

     CSD 278 (2)         Descriptive Phonetics

     CSD 330 (3)         Language Development

     CSD 331 (3)          Introduction to Audiology

     CSD 335 (4)         The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing

     CSD 338 (3)         Introduction to Articulation and Phonological Disorders

     CSD 340 (3)         Child Language Assessment and Intervention

     CSD 402 (2)         Diagnostics in Communication Disorders

     CSD 431 (3)          Audiologic Rehabilitation

     CSD 439 (3)         Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology

     CSD 463 (2)         Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics

     CSD 494 (3)         Mentor Practicum in Communication Disorders

     Choose one (1) course from each of the following groups:

      Group 1

     CSD 438 (3)          Language Disorders in Special Education Populations

     CSD 495 (3)          Clinical Experience:   Communication Disorders

                                    Or another course in consultation with CSD advisor

      Group 2

     CSD 513 (3)          Voice Disorders / Laryngectomee Rehabilitation

     CSD 535 (3)         Augmentative and Alternative Communication

     CSD 539 (3)         Stuttering

Total:   40 semester hours  

 

Additional requirements for all majors  

1.     3.0 GPA in the major

2.     Not less than a C in any single course in the major

3.     Courses must be selected in consultation with an advisor

4.     Students are permitted to enroll in CSD 230, 278, 330, 331 and 335 only twice.  No other CSD course reakes are allowed.

CSD 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: CSD 230, 278, 330, 331, 335, 338, 340, 439, 463 and 494.

 Post BA - CSD Prerequesites Flowchart

 

CSD 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.

CSD 278 - Descriptive Phonetics 2 (2-0)
Broad and narrow transcription of normal and disordered American English speech sound production using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

CSD 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.

CSD 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:  CSD 230.

CSD 335 - The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing 4 (4-0)
Anatomical and neuroanatomical structures and functions for speech and hearing.

CSD 338 - Introduction to Articulation and Phonological Disorders 3 (3-0)
Children’s normal and disordered articulation and phonological disorders including neuroanatomical development, analysis, treatment, related research, and integration with other areas of communication will be discussed.  Prerequisites:  CSD 230, 278, 335.

CSD 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:  CSD 330.

CSD 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:  CSD 230, 278, 330, 335, 338, 340.  Co-requisites:  CSD 439, 494.
 

CSD 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.

CSD 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 CSD and CSD 230, 278, 330, 335, or permission of instructor.

CSD 463 – Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics 2 (2-0)
Physical bases of sound and the acoustic characteristics of speech production and perception.  Prerequisite:  CSD 278.

CSD 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 CSD and CSD 230, 278, 330, 331, 335, and a GPA of 3.0 in CSD major courses.  Co requisites:  CSD 338, 402, 439.

CSD 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: CSD 230, 278, 330, 331, 335, 338, 340, 402, 439, 494, a grade point of at least 3.0 in CSD major courses, and signed major in CSD; or permission of instructor.

CSD 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 Sciences and Disorders.

CSD 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.

CSD 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 Sciences and Disorders.