BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Speech-Language Pathology Track

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule. 

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEC 104: Quantitative Literacy 3
GEC 110: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
GEC 109/109*: Gen Ed - Physical Science (CMH or PHY) 3-5
Total hours14-16

Second semester (spring)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
GEC 106/107*: Life Science (BIO or BMS) 3-4
GEC 112: The Arts 3
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

GEC 111: Gen Ed - Humanities 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
GEC 113: Survey of US History 3
CSD 209: Introduction of Linguistics 3
Elective: Recommended CSD 201 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CSD 210 Phonetics 2
GEC 115: Gen Ed - Cultural Competence 3
GEC 116: Gen Ed - Public Issues 3
Electives 6
Total hours 14

Fifth semester (fall)

CSD 319 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech 3
CSD 312 Normal Language Acquisition 3
CSD 360 Hearing and Speech Science 3
CSD 388 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity 3
Elective 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CSD 315 Language Disorders in Children 3
CSD 316 Introduction to Language and Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders in Adults 3
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods 3
CSD 370 Audiology 3
Elective 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CSD 318: Introduction to Phonological Disorders in Children 3
CSD 321 Conceptually Accurate Signed English I 3
CSD 482 Introduction to Clinical Methods 3
CSD 495 Observation Clinical Practicum I 2
CSD 522 Neural Bases of Human Communication 3
Elective 2
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CSD 417 Clinical Assessment and Intervention of Voice, Speech and Swallowing Disorders 3
CSD 400 Introduction to Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders 3
CSD 496 Observation Clinical Practicum II 2
CSD 572 Aural Rehabilitation 3
Elective 4
Total hours15

Tips for success

  • For First Semester GEC 109/109 and Second Semester GEC 106/107: One of the science choices must include a lab component. The overall total of Life Science and Physical Sciences courses must be a minimum of 7 credit hours.
  • For Fourth Semester CSD 210: This course is available as a block class (first and second block available).
  • Specific elective hours needed may vary depending on choices made in general education and transfer work.

Major admission requirements

  1. Attainment of at least a 3.0 GPA on all coursework attempted at Missouri State University. For students with transfer credit, a combined GPA of at least a 3.0 must be achieved.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 50 hours of credit, which includes the following
    1. Chemistry or Physics
    2. Biology or Biomedical Sciences
    3. College math (MTH 136 or higher)
    4. Completion of Human Cultures section of general education requirements.
Degree plan last reviewed 06-09-2022.