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.
- 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)|
|CMD200||Survey of Communication Disorders||3|
|CMD202||Deaf Culture and Heritage||3|
|CMD304||Speech and Hearing Science||4|
|CMD306||Language Development in Children||3|
|CMD310||Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Swallowing||4|
|CMD401||Observations and Clinical Methods||3|
|CMD409||Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation||3|
|CMD415||Disorders of Child Language||3|
|CMD419||Research in Communication Disorders||3|
|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|
Selected Topics in CMD
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|
|Child Psychology and Development|
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|