The B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program is a professional preparation program that provides one with the knowledge and training to pursue a career in practice or research in communication sciences. This program provides an in-depth understanding of the biological and physical constructs of speech, language, and hearing, cultural competency and understanding of speech and language in both normal development and special populations, and a development of healthcare ethics and using evidence-based practice in treatment and research. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a research capstone and take a course to prepare for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Assistant Examination upon completing post-graduation requirements for state licensure. Students planning to apply for a Tennessee state licensure as a speech-language pathology assistant or attend graduate school for speech-language pathology or audiology must complete the CSD major or minor curriculum plan as outlined in the degree requirements.
What does Communication Sciences and Disorders involve?
What populations are studied?
Newborns, Pre-K, School Age, Teens, Adults, and Geriatrics
Congenital Disorders (Down's Syndrome, Autism, Cleft Palate, etc.)
Acquired Disorders (Stroke, Parkinson’s, Dementia, etc.)
To make your path to graduation a little easier, a 4-year plan for students planning to major in Communication Sciences & Disorders has been created:
B.S. Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation
I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:
Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Core
Limit II. C. Basic skills to MAT235 Introductory Statistics
Limit III. B. Natural Sciences to CHE 121 General Chemistry I with CHE 121L General Chemistry I Lab
II. Major Requirements:
Introduction to Communication Sciences & Disorders and Interdisciplinary Relationships in Education & Allied Health
Normal Speech & Lang. Development & Communication Behavior
Phonological & Articulation Disorders
Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
Clinical Methods & Procedures: Treatment
Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Language
Speech and Voice Science
Cultural Competency in the Communication Sciences
Clinical Methods & Procedures: Diagnostics
Ethics, Procedure, & Law in the Communication Sciences
ASHA SLPA Exam Prep Course
Senior Capstone: Evidence-Based Practice in the Communication Sciences
III. Electives (including additional Bible):
A foreign language and Physics are strongly recommended.
A minor or double major is required.
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