(49-50 credits)

Communication Disorders is a liberal arts major that prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology or related areas. General Education courses in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies are available.

Those who may be interested in majoring in Communication Disorders are urged to contact the department early in their academic careers for advisement. Students may begin this major prior to or during the fall of their junior year.

Students who want to pursue graduate studies in communication disorders will need to take additional coursework beyond the major plan. Please discuss the additional requirements with a department advisor.

Notes:

  • Admission to the major requires a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and completion of at least 30 credits.
  • Grades below C- in Communication Disorders courses are not accepted.
  • A 2.0 Communication Disorders course average is required for degree application.
  • Students must complete 45 upper-division credits to qualify for degree.
Required Core Courses (36 Credits)
CMD200Survey of Communication Disorders3
CMD202Deaf Culture and Heritage 3
CMD302Phonetics 4
CMD304Speech and Hearing Science4
CMD306Language Development in Children 3
CMD310Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Swallowing4
CMD317Audiology3
CMD401Observations and Clinical Methods3
CMD409Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation 3
CMD415Disorders of Child Language 3
CMD419Research in Communication Disorders3
Core Elective (3-4 Credits)
Select, by advisement, 3-4 credits from the following courses:3-4
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Disorders of Fluency and Voice
Clinical Participation I
Clinical Participation II
Research Plans and Projects
Clinical Participation in Audiology
CMD293/393/493
Selected Topics in CMD
SAB339
Ethiopia Deaf Study Abroad
Other Electives (6 Credits)
Select, by advisement, 6 credits from the following:6
Intermediate American Sign Language 1
Intermediate American Sign Language 2
Public Speaking
Child Psychology and Development
Developing Adolescence
Practical Grammar
LINxxx
Any Linguistics course
Introduction to Human Services
Spanish Phonetics and Oral Practice
Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms
Differentiating Instruction in the Secondary School
Additional core elective(s) not counted above (3-6)
Capstone Experience (4 Credits)
Select one of the following:4
Diagnosis in Speech-Language Pathology
Seminar in Communication Disorders
Clinical Methods in Audiology
Total Credits49-50