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Communication Disorders: Major Plan

Communication Disorders - 49-50 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 advisement. Students may begin this major prior to or during the fall of their junior year.

NOTES:
1. Admission to the major requires a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and completion of at least 30 credits.
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 core courses.................................36 credits
CMD200 Survey of Communication Disorders (3)
CMD202 Deaf Culture & Heritage (3)
CMD302 Phonetics (4)
CMD304 Speech & Hearing Science (4)
CMD306 Language Development in Children (3)
CMD310 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Swallowing (4)
CMD317 Audiology (3)
CMD401 Observations and Clinical Methods (3)
CMD409 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (3)
CMD415 Disorders of Child Language (3)
CMD419 Research in Communication Disorders (3)

Core elective..................................................3-4 credits
Select, by advisement, 3-4 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 Plans & Projects (3)
CMD474 Clinical Participation in Audiology (3)
CMD293/393/493 Selected Topics in CMD
SAB339 Ethiopia Deaf Study Abroad (3)

Other electives.............................................6 credits
Select, by advisement, 6 credits from the following courses:
CMD203 Intermediate American Sign Language 1 (3)
CMD205 Intermediate American Sign Language 2 (3)
CMM104 Public Speaking (3)
EDS371 Child Psychology and Development (3)
EDS372 Developing Adolescence (3)
ENG226 Practical Grammar (3)
LINxxx Any Linguistics course (3)
SOC350 Introduction to Human Services (3)
SPA363 Spanish Phonetics & Oral Practice (3)
SPE350 Creating Inclusive Elementary School Classrooms (3)
SPE385 Differentiating Instruction in the Secondary School (3)
Additional core elective(s) not counted above (3-6)

Capstone experience....................................4 credits
Select one of the following courses:
CMD406 Diagnosis in Speech-Language Pathology [WI] (4)
CMD420 Seminar in Communication Disorders [WI] (4)
CMD473 Clinical Methods in Audiology [WI] (4)