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Undergraduate Record 2006-2007 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Communication Disorders


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The B.S. Ed. degree, awarded upon completion of the four-year, 120-credit program is not adequate preparation for the provision of clinical services to children and adults with communicative disorders or for professional certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The undergraduate curriculum prepares students who wish to choose one of three career paths in communication disorders: audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science. Completion of an accredited graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology is required for ASHA certification and state licensure. General education requirements for applicants are 12 credits in humanities, including English composition and English literature (required) with the balance from any of the following fields: foreign language, public speaking, fine arts, music, or philosophy; 12 credits in social sciences, including one class in American history (HIUS required), two classes in psychology and/or sociology, with the balance from psychology, sociology, history, anthropology, economics, political science, or geography; 15 credits in natural sciences and mathematics, including a course in college level mathematics (MATH 111 or above), statistics, PHYS 105 or 106, and 2 science courses with at least one in the biological sciences, EDHS 450, one credit in physical activity (PHYE), and six credits in professional education (EDLF 315 or PSYC 250 and EDLF 316). The program includes a minimum of 34 credits of approved course work in the nature, prevention, evaluation, and treatment of speech, language, hearing, and related disorders (EDHS 501, EDHS 502, EDHS 505, EDHS 508, ASL 101, EDIS 521, EDIS 302, EDIS 504, EDIS 512, EDIS 510 or 511, EDLF 545 and a psycholinguistics course). This pre-professional course work addresses issues pertaining to normal and abnormal human development and behavior across the life span as well as issues related to culturally diverse populations. 

Sample B.S.Ed. Program for Communication Disorders (120 Credits)


The following sample program is provided to facilitate academic planning. The suggested sequences reflect a solid arrangement of courses leading to the fulfillment of all degree requirements. The sample program should not be perceived as a rigid set of requirements but, rather, as a guide for academic planning. The advisor’s permission is required for any official academic registrations, including add/drops.

Year One


Fall Semester Credits: 15


  • Biological Science Credits: 3
  • American History Credits: 3

Spring Semester Credits: 15


  • English Literature Credits: 3
  • Social Science elective Credits: 3
  • Humanities elective Credits: 3
  • Physical Science Credits: 3
  • Statistics Credits: 3

Year Two


Fall Semester Credits: 15


  • Humanities elective Credits: 3
  • Social Science electives Credits: 6
  • Elective Credits: 3
    (See the Interdisciplinary Education electives core below)

Spring Semester Credits: 15


  • Elective Credits: 6

Entry into Communication Disorders Professional Program


34 credits in the CDIS professional training area are required. 120 credits are required for graduation with B.S.Ed. degree.

Year Three


Year Four


Spring Semester Credits: 15


  • Elective Credits: 9

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