BS Four-Year Graduation Plan: Speech-Language Pathology

This is a model four-year graduation 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.

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

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
ENG 110 Writing I3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
MTH 130/135 or higher3
Human Cultures3
Human Cultures3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
Human Cultures3
*Natural World/Life Science (pick BMS or BIO course)3-4
Public Affairs (PLS 101)3
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
CSD 201 Introduction to Communication Disorders3
ENG 210 or ENG 2213
HST 121 or HST 1223
*Natural World (pick CHM or PHY course)3-5
Total hours16-18

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
CSD 210 Phonetics3
ENG 296 Introduction to Linguistics3
Public Affairs/Cultural Competence3
Public Affairs/Public Issues3
Total hours17

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
CSD 216 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech3
CSD 312 Normal Language Acquisition3
CSD 360 Hearing Science3
CSD 388 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
CSD 315 Language Disorders in Children3
CSD 316 Introduction to Language and Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders in Adults3
CSD 362 Speech Science3
CSD 370 Audiology3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
CSD 318 Introduction to Phonological (Sound System) Disorders in Children3
CSD 321 Conceptually Accurate Signed English I3
CSD 400 Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders3
CSD 495 Observation Clinical Practicum I2
CSD 522 Neural Bases of Human Communication3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
CSD 417 Clinical Assessment and Intervention of Voice, Speech and Swallowing Disorders3
CSD 482 Introduction to Clinical Methods3
CSD 496 Observation Clinical Practicum II2
CSD 572 Aural Rehabilitation3
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods3
GEN 499 University Exit Examination0
Total hours16

Minimum Hours:  125                Major:  58 (43 upper division)

*One choice must include a lab. The overall total of Life Science and Physical Science must be a minimum of seven (7) credit hours.

Specific elective hours needed may vary depending on choices made in general education and transfer work.