Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders

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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 via the CMD 400 series. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) requires all CMD majors to successfully complete one biology course, one physics or chemistry course, one statistics course and a social science course outside of this department. Students register for these courses through the General Education portion of the curriculum.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
CMD 100  Survey of Speech Pathology 3
CMD 108  Nature of Language 3
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
General Education OR Related Professional Courses 3
General Education Course/Health and Wellness 3
Second Semester 14
CMD 105  Language and Speech Development 3
CMD 203  Phonetics 3
CMD 220  Communication Across the Lifespan 4
CMD 400 OR 402  Clinical Practicum 1
General Education OR Related Professional Course 3
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 16
Any Fine Arts Course 3
CMD 221  Speech Science 3
CMD 400 OR 402  Clinical Practicum 1
EDU 350  Supporting English Language Learners 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy 3
Fourth Semester 15
CMD 310  Anatomy and Physiology 3
CMD 216  Articulation 3
CMD 300  Speech Pathology I 3
PSY 208  Educational Psychology 3
Physics or Chemistry with/without Lab*** 3
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
Biology with/without Lab*** 3
CMD 301  Speech Pathology II 3
CMD 305  Introduction to Audiology 3
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3
Any Statistics Course 3
Sixth Semester 15
CMD 306  Acoustics/Psychoacoustics 3
CMD 320  Assessment of Speech and Language Development 3
CMD 322  Technical Writing in Health and Education 3
EDU 333  Technology for Teaching and Learning 3
Any American/English Literature Course (Humanities) 3
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
CMD 321  Common Organic Disorders  3
CMD 350  Sign Language and Braille 3
EDU 310  Teaching in a Multicultural Society 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Options Course 3
Eighth Semester 13 or 14
CMD 400 OR 402  Clinical Practicum 1 or 2
CMD 450  Introduction to Clinical Procedures 3
PHI 307  Medical Ethics 3
Free Elective 3
General Education Course 3
Total 120

Program Notes

  • 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.