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Communication Disorders: Major Plan

Communication Disorders - 50 credits

Communication Disorders is a liberal arts major that prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology or related areas. General Education courses in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies are available.

Those who may be interested in majoring in Communication Disorders are urged to contact the department early in their academic careers for pre-major advisement. Students may begin this 50-credit major prior to or during the fall of their junior year.

NOTES:
1. A 3.0 grade point average is the minimum criterion for admission to the major.
2. Grades below C- in Communication Disorders courses are not accepted.
3. A 2.0 Communication Disorders course average is required for degree application.
4. Students must complete 45 upper-division credits to qualify for a degree.

Required pre-major courses.................................10 credits
CMD200 Survey of Communication Disorders (3)
CMD202 Deaf Culture& Heritage (3)
CMD204 Acoustics of Speech Communication (4)

Required foundational courses.............................15 credits
CMD302 Phonetics (4)
CMD304 Speech & Hearing Science (4)
CMD306 Language Development in Children (3)
CMD310 Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanism (4)

Required core courses..........................................15 credits
CMD401 Observations in Communication Disorders (3)
CMD409 Aural Rehabilitation (3)
CMD415 Disorders of Child Language (3)
CMD417 Audiology (3)
CMD419 Research in Communication Disorders (3)

Elective courses......................................................6 credits
Select, by advisement, 6 credits from the following courses:
CMD314 Autism Spectrum Disorders (3)
CMD315 Disorders of Fluency & Voice (3)
CMD402 Clinical Participation I (2)
CMD403 Clinical Participation II (2)
CMD453 Research Participation (2)
CMD474 Clinical Participation in Audiology (3)
CMD393 or CMD493 Selected Topics in CMD

Capstone experience.............................................4 credits
CMD406 Diagnosis in Speech-Language Pathology [WI] (4)
CMD473 Clinical Methods in Audiology [WI] (4)
CMD420 Seminar in Communication Disorders [WI] (4)