Missouri State University

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. View the course rotations schedule for future course offerings and modalities before shceduling your classes. Visit with your advisor to develop a plan that is right for you.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
Elective3
ENG 110 Writing I3
MTH 130 or MTH 1353
Culture and Society elective3
CIS 101 or CSC 1012
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Self-Understanding/ Humanities elective3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
KIN 100 Fitness for Living2
Natural World elective4
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
Natural World elective4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
HST 121 or HST 1223
Self-Understanding/ Humanities elective3
CSD 201 Introduction to Communication Disorders3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
ENG 221 or ENG 2103
CFD 155 or CFD 1603
CSD 210 Phonetics3
ENG 296 Introduction to Linguistics3
Elective3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
CSD 216 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech3
CSD 312 Normal Language Acquisition3
CSD 360 Hearing Science3
Elective3
Elective3
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 370 Audiology3
CSD 362 Speech Science3
PSY 331 or PSY 4413
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
CSD 321 Conceptually Accurate Signed English I3
CSD 388 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity3
CSD 400 Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders3
CSD 495 Observation Clinical Practicum I2
CSD 522 Neural Bases of Human Communication3
Elective2
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
CSD 482 Introduction to Clinical Methods3
CSD 580 Technical Solutions in Communication Disorders3
CSD 572 Aural Rehabilitation3
Elective3
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods3
CSD 496 Observation Clinical Practicum II2
GEN 499 University Exit Examination0
Total hours17