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Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09


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College of Allied Health Sciences


Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


Gregg D. Givens, Chairperson, 252-744-6080

BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences

The undergraduate program emphasizes the normal processes of speech, hearing, and language and allows the student to explore other academic areas of interest. Since in most states the master’s degree is the minimum level of preparation for persons seeking professional careers in this field, the BS degree does not qualify the student to work professionally but is designed to prepare the student for graduate studies. Admission to the university does not assure admission to the program. Students are initially admitted to the General College. In order to be considered for admission to the program, the student must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and must have completed CSDI 2100 with a minimum grade of B. The student must also be interviewed prior to formal admission into the program. These requirements are generally completed by the end of spring semester of the sophomore year. Majors must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a 2.5 GPA for all required CSDI courses. All CSDI courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C. A major earning a D in any CSDI course must petition the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for probationary continuation and will be required to repeat the course. Minimum degree requirement is 121 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs), including those listed below - 42 s.h.
    BIOL 1050. General Biology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC)
    BIOL 1051. General Biology Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
    PHYS 1050. Physics and the Environment (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC)
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
  2. Core - 30 s.h.
    CSDI 2100. Introduction to Communication Disorders (3) (F,S,SS)
    CSDI 3010. Phonetics (3) (F) (P: CSDI major or minor; CSDI 2100; PSYC 1000; or consent of instructor)
    CSDI 3020. Language Development (3) (F) (P: CSDI major or minor; CSDI 2100; PSYC 1000; or consent of instructor)
    CSDI 3030. Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, and Acoustics (3) (F) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; CSDI 2100; or consent of instructor)
    CSDI 3050. Acquisition and Development of Phonology and Articulation (3) (S) (P: CSDI 3010, 3030; or consent of instructor)
    CSDI 3105. Hearing Science (3) (S) (P: CSDI 3030; PHYS 1050; or consent of instructor)
    CSDI 4100. Introduction to Audiology (3) (F) (P: CSDI 3105 or consent of instructor)
    CSDI 4110. Aural Rehabilitation (3) (S) (P: CSDI 4100 or consent of instructor)
    CSDI 4335. Apprenticeship (3) (WI) (S) (P: CSDI major; consent of dept director of undergraduate studies; minimum of 25 hours of observation of treatment as administered or supervised by ASHA certified speech-language pathologist/audiologist; CSDI 3020, 4100, 5010)
    CSDI 5010. Procedures in Clinical Management (3) (F) (P: CSDI major; CSDI 3020, 3050, 3105; or consent of instructor)
  3. Cognates - 8 s.h.
    BIOS 1500. Introduction to Biostatistics (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent or consent of instructor)
    ENGL 3760. Linguistic Theory for Speech and Hearing Clinicians (3) (F,S) (P: ENGL 1200)
    SPED 2000. Introduction to Exceptional Children (2) (F,S,SS)
  4. Minor or electives to complete requirements for graduation.

Speech and Hearing Sciences Minor

A minor in speech and hearing sciences is designed to provide the student with an overview of the nature of human communication, including its origin, development, and processes. The director of undergraduate studies of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders should be consulted for the schedule plan of the minor. The minor requires 24 s.h. as follows:
CSDI 2100. Introduction to Communication Disorders (3) (F,S)
CSDI 3010. Phonetics (3) (F)
CSDI 3020. Language Development (3) (F)
CSDI 3030. Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, and Acoustics (3) (F)
CSDI 3050. Acquisition and Development of Phonology and Articulation (3) (S)
CSDI 3105. Hearing Science (3) (S)
CSDI 4100. Introduction to Audiology (3) (F)
CSDI 4110. Aural Rehabilitation (3) (S)