BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, availability of courses and your placement in English and mathematics.

Sample schedule

We recommend our students pursue the accelerated master’s option in education of the deaf and hard of hearing. This degree plan includes graduate courses for the accelerated master’s option.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters. Check out the course rotations before scheduling your classes. Visit with your advisor to develop a plan that is right for you.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 130/MTH 135 or higher 3
Human Culture: Society and Behavioral Sciences 3
Human Cultures: Humanities 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Natural World: Life Science (BMS or BIO w/lab) 4
Human Cultures: The Arts 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CSD 201 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
CSD 330 Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0
Natural World: Physical Sciences (CHM or PHY) 3-5
Elective 5
Total hours17-19

Fourth semester (spring)

SPE 310 Introduction to Special Education 3
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods 3
Public Affairs: Cultural Competence 3
Public Affairs: Public Issues 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
Electives 2
Total hours17

Fifth semester (fall)

CSD 312 Normal Language Acquisition 3
CSD 321 Sign Language: Signed English I 3
CSD 360 Hearing Science 3
CSD 380 Development, Diversity, and Deafness
or CSD 685 Development, Diversity, and Deafness
RDG 318 Foundations of Literacy Instruction 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CSD 322 Sign Language: Signed English II 3
CSD 331 American Sign Language (ASL) II 3
CSD 370 Audiology 3
CSD 562 Psycho-Social Implications of Being Deaf and Hard of Hearing 3
CSD 572 Aural Rehabilitation 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CSD 497 Observation Clinical Practicum 3
CSD 760 Language Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing I 3
SFR 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom 3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
MTH 320 Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CSD 762 Speech Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing I 3
CSD 763 Auditory Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
CSD 795: Advanced Clinical Practice (M) 3
CSD 795 Advanced Clinical Practice (G) 1
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 0
Total hours13