The Communication Disorders “Academic Track” (major code 588) is a liberal arts major which prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology or related areas. Electives in American Sign Language and deaf studies are available. Students may begin this 52-credit major prior to or during the fall of the junior year. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required for entrance into the major.

Required Core Courses (30 Credits)
CMD3013
CMD3023
CMD3053
CMD3063
CMD3104
CMD3123
CMD4012
CMD4053
CMD4153
CMD4173
Communication Skills Elective Course (3 Credits)
Select, by advisement, one of the following:3
CMM104
CMM202
CMM204
CMMxxx
Other, by advisement
Elective Courses (15 Credits)
Select, by advisement, 15 credits from the following:15
CMD101
CMD102
CMD103
CMD202
CMD393
CMD402
CMD403
CMD407
CMD409
CMD419
CMD493
CMD494
CMD495
LIN201
ENG226
Capstone Experience (4 Credits)
Select one of the following:4
CMD406
CMD473
CMD420
Total Credits52

ASHA Requirements: These  courses are not required; they are recommended for all students who plan to apply to graduate programs in Communication Disorders.

  • Social Science requirement (3)
  • College-level Statistics course(3)
  • Biological science(3)
  • Physical science (3)
  • Manual communication (?)

NOTES:

  1. A 3.0 grade point average is the minimum criterion for admission to the major.
  2. Grades below C- in Communication Disorders courses are not accepted.
  3. A 2.0 Communication Disorders course average is required for degree application.
  4. Students must have completed 45 Upper Division credits to qualify for degree.

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

 

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
CMD202 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 1 3
 Credits15
Spring
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH) 3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 1 3
 Credits15
Year 2
Fall
PSY272 3
CMD101 3
CMD306 3
CMD312 3
Elective or Minor Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
CMD102 3
CMD302 3
Communication Skills Course 2 3
Education Elective 3 3
Elective or Minor Course 3
 Credits15
Year 3
Fall
Education Elective 3 3
CMD310 4
CMD305 3
CMD417 3
Elective or Minor course 3
 Credits16
Spring
CMD401 2
CMD301 3
CMD405 3
CMD415 3
Elective 3 3
 Credits14
Year 4
Fall
Select One Capstone Experience (WI) 4
Elective or Minor Courses 9
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
 Credits16
Spring
Select one CMD elective 3
Select one CMD elective 3
Elective or Minor Courses 9
 Credits15
 Total Credits121