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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 may complete a maximum of 3 credits in CMD 400 Clinical Practicum. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to stay in this program. A 3.0 is also required in order to register for CMD 400. ASHA requires all CMD majors to successfully complete one biology course and lab, one physical science course, two math courses, and a social science course outside of this department. 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.
Gen Education Course/Health and Wellness3 crs. 

Second Semester – 15 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 Support English Language Learners
3 crs. 
Mathematics and Quant Lit 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.

Biology or Physical Science with Lab3 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

Biology or Physical Science 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 in Teaching and Learning

3 crs.

CMD 306 Acoustics/Psychoacoustics3 crs.
Any Humanities Course

3 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

CMD 350 Sign Language and Braille

3 crs.

CMD 321 Common Organic Disorders

3 crs.

Elective

3 crs.

EDU 310 Teach in Multicultural Society

3 crs.

Free Elective 3 crs.

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
CMD 450 Intro to Clinical Procedures

3 crs.

CMD 400 Clinical Practicum

3 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.
  • Three credits of CMD 400 are required for this degree (1 credit of CMD 400 Obs plus either two 1-credit CMD 400 experiences in the University Speech and Hearing Clinic OR one 2-credit CMD 400 experience in the Language and Learning Center). Students who fail to earn an overall GPA of 3.0 or above are not permitted to enroll in the CMD 400 series. Without completing CMD 400, they will not graduate in the major and will be asked to change their major to a 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 requires an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. Otherwise, the successful graduate will earn a degree in General Education.
  • The student must submit current clearances in any term during which he/she is enrolled in CMD 400 or scheduled for other clinical experiences. These include Act 34 (Criminal Record); Act 114 (Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal History Record; Act 151 (Child Abuse) and the department’s HIPAA training.
  • Credits earned for developmental courses do not count toward graduation.