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)

CoursesHours
CSC 101 Computers for Learning 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
HST 121 or HST 122 3
MTH 130 or MTH 135 3
Culture and Society elective 3
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World elective 4
Self-Understanding/ Humanities elective 3
Elective 3
Total hours19

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Natural World elective 4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
CSD 201 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
Self-Understanding/ Humanities elective 3
Culture and Society elective 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 221 or ENG 210 3
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0
SPE 310 Introduction to Special Education 3
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods 3
Electives 6
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSD 321 Sign Language: Signed English I 3
CSD 330 Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) 3
CSD 360 Hearing Science 3
CSD 380 Development, Diversity, and Deafness 3
EDC 350 School and Society 3
Elective 1
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CSD 312 Normal Language Acquisition 3
CSD 331 American Sign Language (ASL) II 3
CSD 370 Audiology 3
CSD 572 Aural Rehabilitation 3
MTH 320 Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers 3
Elective 1
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSD 322 Sign Language: Signed English II 3
CSD 497 Observation Clinical Practicum 3
SPE 515 or PSY 508 3
RDG 318 Foundations of Literacy Instruction 3
CSD 762 Speech Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing I 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CSD 562 Psycho-Social Implications of Being Deaf and Hard of Hearing 3
CSD 795 Advanced Clinical Practice 1-6
CSD 760 Language Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing I 3
CSD 763 Auditory Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing 3
CSD 795 Advanced Clinical Practice 1-6
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 0
Total hours13