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)

Total hours14
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 135 or higher 3
GEC 110: Human Cultures-Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
GEC 108/109: Natural World-Phys Science* 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours15-16
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
GEC110: PSY121: Intro Psychology 3
GEC114: PLS101: Am Democ & Citizenship 3
GEC 107: Natural World: Life Science (BMS or BIO w/lab) 3-4
GEC112: Human Cultures - The Arts 3

Third semester (fall)

Total hours15
GEC105: ENG210-Writing II:Writing Across the Discipline or ENG221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions 3
GEC111: Human Cultures-Humanities 3
GEC113: HST 121 or HST 122 3
Elective; CSD201: Introduction to Comunication Disorders 3
Elective: 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours17
CSD 210 Phonetics 3
ENG 296 Introduction to Linguistics 3
GEC115; Public Affairs: Cultural Competence 3
GEC116; Public Affairs: Public Issues 3
Elective; 5

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours15
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

Sixth semester (spring)

Total hours15
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

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours17
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 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours16
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

Minimum Hours: 125