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Coursework

Pre-Professional Phase Curriculum

Many courses in this Phase are sequential and only offered once each year.  Students receive academic advisement through the School to help ensure that students complete requirements within the expected time frame.

First Year

Fall Semester - 16 credits

030
101
103
101
132

Research & Information Skills Lab
Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum
Exploring Interpersonal Communication (Social Justice Core Course)
Introduction to Psychology
Basic Philosophical Questions
Core Theology

1
3
3
3
3
3

Spring Semester - 15 credits

100
101
101
102
102
104

Elements of Computer Science
Introduction to Communication. Sciences & Disorders
Introduction to Life Processes
Introduction to Life Processes Lab
Imaginative Literature and Critical Writing
Calculus with College Algebra and Trigonometry I

2
3
2
1
3
4

Second Year

Fall Semester - 17 credits

201
205W
207
208
253
254
407

Physics for LIfe Sciences I/Lab/Rec
Normal Speech & Language Development
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
Health Care Ethics
   or
Health Care Ethics Philosophy
Intercultural Communication
3/1/0
3
3
1
3

3
3
Spring Semester - 15 credits
225

Developmental Psychology I
Global Diversity Core Course
Faith and Reason Core Course
Elective
Elective

3
3
3
3

Third Year

Fall Semester - 17 credits

225
250
313
360
503

Introduction to Biostatistics
Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing
Introduction to Audiology
Professional Communication Skills & Behaviors in SLP with Culturally Diverse Populations
Social Justice & Empowerment: Special Education
Creative Arts Core Course

3
4
3
1
3
3

Spring Semester - 17 credits
310
320
350
403
603

Speech Science
Phonetics (Global Diversity Core)
Clinical Procedures and Observations in SLP
Neuroscience
Response to Intervention

4
3
3
4
3


Professional Phase Curriculum

Fourth Year/First Year Grad

Fall Semester - 14 credits
505
510
526
530
540W
Speech Production Disorders
Diagnostics
Language Disorders I
Aphasia
Clinic I
3
3
3
3
2
Spring Semester - 16 credits

515W
535
536
541W
550
571

Research in SLP
Neurocognitive Disorders
Language Disorders II
Clinic II
Dysphagia
Clinical Seminar in Professional Issues & Ethics

3
3
3
2
3
2
Summer Semester - 10/11 credits
517
542
555
573
700
Stuttering
Clinic III
Alternative and Augmentative Communication with Lab
Medical SLP Seminar
*Thesis I (optional)
3
2
3
2
1


Fifth Year/Second Year Grad

Fall Semester - 11 credits
525
543
554
Motor Speech Disorders
Clinic IV
Voice Disorders
3
5
3
Spring Semester - 11 credits
520
544
566
710
Aural Rehabilitation
Clinic V
Cleft and Craniofacial Disorders
*Thesis II (optional)
3
4/5
3
1
Summer Semester - 9 credits
545
557
559
575
720
Clinic VI
Multicultural Issues in the Practice of Speech-Language Pathology
Business Practices in Speech-Language Pathology
Capstone in Evidence-Based Practice
*Thesis III (optional)

*Students choosing the Thesis Option will complete Thesis I, II, III, Clinic IV for 4 credits, and Capstone in Evidence Based Practice for 2 credits
3
3
1
2/3
1

 

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The Clinical Education Program

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