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Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Disorders – 120 credits

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years. This schedule is only an example and may change based on departmental course rotation and other factors. Students will complete clinical work in CMD 400 and 401. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required to stay in this program. A 3.00 is also required in order to register for CMD 400 or 401. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requires all CMD majors to successfully complete one biology course, one physics or chemistry course, one math course, one statistics course, and a social science course outside of this department. One of the sciences courses must include a lab. Students register for these courses through the General Education portion of the curriculum. All CMD courses listed below, except CMD 350 and 352, are required.

Freshman Year

First Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits

CMD 100 Survey of Speech Pathology

3 crs.

CMD 108 Nature of Language

3 crs.

ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

General Education OR Related Professional Courses3 crs.
General Education Course/Health and Wellness3 crs. 

Second Semester – 14 credits
CourseCredits

CMD 105 Language and Speech Development

3 crs.

CMD 203 Phonetics

3 crs.

CMD 220 Communication Across the Lifespan

4 crs.

General Education OR Related Professional Course

3 crs.

CMD 400 Clinical Practicum
1 cr.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits
Any Fine Arts Course

3 crs.

CMD 221 Speech Science

3 crs.

CMD 400 Clinical Practicum

1 cr.

PSY 100 General Psychology

3 crs.

EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners
3 crs. 
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
3 crs. 

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

CMD 310 Anatomy and Physiology

3 crs.

CMD 216 Articulation

3 crs.

CMD 300 Speech Pathology I

3 crs.

PSY 208 Educational Psychology

3 crs.

Physics or Chemistry with/without Lab***3 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

Biology with/without Lab***

3 crs.

ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration

3 crs.

CMD 301 Speech Pathology II

3 crs.

Any Statistics Course3 crs. 
CMD 305 Introduction to Audiology 3 crs. 

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
CMD 322 Technical Writing in Health and Education

3 crs.

CMD 320 Assessment of Speech and Language Development

3 crs.

EDU 333 Technology for Teaching and Learning

3 crs.

CMD 306 Acoustics/Psychoacoustics3 crs.
Any American/English Literature Course (Humanities)

3 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

CMD 350 Sign Language and Braille

3 crs.

CMD 321 Common Organic Disorders

3 crs.

General Education Options Course

3 crs.

EDU 310 Teaching in a Multicultural Society

3 crs.

Free Elective 3 crs.

Eighth Semester – 13-14 credits
CourseCredits
CMD 450 Introduction to Clinical Procedures

3 crs.

CMD 400 or 401 Clinical Practicum

1-2 crs.

Any General Education Course

3 crs.

PHI 307 Medical Ethics 3 crs. 
Free Elective  3 crs. 

  • This is an example of a typical class schedule. Changes may occur.
  • Notice *** above related to required science courses. Of the two courses, one must include a lab.
  • Three credits of CMD 400 or 401 are required for this degree. The student may accomplish this by enrolling in CMD 400 three times (1 credit each) or by enrolling in CMD 400 once (1 credit) PLUS enrolling in CMD 401 (2 credits). Students who fail to earn an overall GPA of 3.00 or above are not permitted to enroll in the CMD 400-401 series. Without completing CMD 400, they will not graduate in the major and will be instructed to change their majors to B.S. in General Education, using CMD 321 and CMD 322 as their writing intensive component. Both continued enrollment in this department and enrollment in CMD 400/401 requires an overall GPA of 3.00 or above.
  • The student must submit current clearances in any term during which he/she is enrolled in CMD 400/401 or scheduled for other clinical experiences. These include Act 24 (Arrest and Conviction); Act 34 (Criminal Record); Act 114 (Federal Criminal History Record); Act 151 (Child Abuse); and the department’s HIPAA and confidentiality training.
  • Credits earned for developmental courses do not count toward graduation.