BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Speech-Language Pathology

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.

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.

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
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 130/135 or higher 3
Human Cultures 3
Human Cultures 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Human Cultures 3
*Natural World/Life Science (pick BMS or BIO course) 3-4
Public Affairs (PLS 101) 3
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSD 201 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
ENG 210 or ENG 221 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
*Natural World (pick CHM or PHY course) 3-5
Elective 4
Total hours16-18

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CSD 210 Phonetics 3
ENG 296 Introduction to Linguistics 3
Public Affairs/Cultural Competence 3
Public Affairs/Public Issues 3
Elective 5
Total hours17

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSD 216 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech 3
CSD 312 Normal Language Acquisition 3
CSD 360 Hearing Science 3
CSD 388 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity 3
Elective 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CSD 315 Language Disorders in Children 3
CSD 316 Introduction to Language and Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders in Adults 3
CSD 362 Speech Science 3
CSD 370 Audiology 3
Elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CSD 318 Introduction to Phonological (Sound System) Disorders in Children 3
CSD 321 Sign Language: Signed English I 3
CSD 400 Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders 3
CSD 495 Observation Clinical Practicum I 2
CSD 522 Neural Bases of Human Communication 3
Elective 2
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CSD 417 Clinical Assessment and Intervention of Voice, Speech and Swallowing Disorders 3
CSD 482 Introduction to Clinical Methods 3
CSD 496 Observation Clinical Practicum II 2
CSD 572 Aural Rehabilitation 3
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods 3
Elective 2
GEN 499 University Exit Examination 0
Total hours16
Minimum Hours: 125 Major: 58 (43