Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
The B.S. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences is a pre-professional degree that prepares students to pursue graduate education in speech-language pathology or audiology and to attain a Certificate of Clinical Competence in their area of specialty.
Learn more about the path towards a degree and career in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from the Career Center’s Pathways.
For more information about Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Dr. Nancy Haak, undergraduate coordinator
- 1199 Haley Center
- (334) 884-9600
Careers in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Speech-language pathologists assess and treat patients who have speech, language, voice, fluency, or oral motor disorders. They also assist people who wish to improve their communication skills through changes in vocal pitch, quality, or accent. Speech-language pathologists utilize special instruments and tests to develop individualized treatment plans for patients.
Audiologists identify, diagnosis, and treat people experiencing disorders associated with the ear and hearing. These disorders may include hearing loss or balance problems. Audiologists utilize technical equipment such as audiometers and computers to assess a patient’s impairment and to plan a course of treatment. Audiologists are concerned with the nature and extent of hearing loss and how this may impact a client’s quality of life.
Curriculum in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Applications and procedures for admission are available in the CMDS Department, Haley 1199. Students must apply for admission by January 30 to begin the major in summer semester and applications must be received by May 30 to begin the major in fall semester. Applications may be submitted at any time prior to the deadlines. Students must earn a C or higher in each major course. Must repeat CMDS courses with grade below C to count in major; graduation may be delayed. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to take Clinical Practicum (CMDS 4910).
|ENGL 1100 English Composition I||3||ENGL 1120 English Composition II||3|
|Foreign Language I (College Core)||4||Foreign Language II (College Core)||4|
|Core History||3||Core Humanities1||3|
|Select one of the following:||3||Core Mathematics||3|
PSYC 2010/2017 Introduction to Psychology
|Core Social Science||3|
ANTH 1000 Introduction to Anthropology
SOCY 1000 Sociology: Global Perspective
|BIOL 1000 Introduction to Biology|
& BIOL 1001 Introduction to Biology Laboratory
|4||COMM 1000 Public Speaking3||3|
|Core Literature||3||BIOL 1010 A Survey of Life|
& BIOL 1011 A Survey of Life Laboratory
|CMDS 3000 Introduction to Speech Pathology-Audiology4||3||Core Fine Arts||3|
|Elective/Supporting courses2||1||Elective/ Supporting Coursework2||3|
|Physical Science||4||Core History||3|
CHEM 1010 Survey of Chemistry I
CHEM 1011 Survey of Chemistry I Laboratory
PHYS 1000 Foundations of Physics
|CMDS 3400 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech||3||CMDS 3410 Phonetics||3|
|CMDS 4520 Language Acquisition||3||CMDS 3560 Neuroanatomy for Communication Disorders||3|
|CMDS 4600 Introduction to Audiology||3||CMDS 4560 Child and Adolescent Language Disorder||3|
|Elective/Supporting courses2||5||CMDS 4650 Introduction to Clinical Procedures in Audiology||3|
|CMDS 4510 Articulation Disorders||3||CMDS 4530 Fluency Disorders||3|
|CMDS 4580 Introduction to Clinical Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology||3||CMDS 4540 Vocal Disorders||3|
|CMDS 4400 Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders||3||CMDS 4620 Hearing Rehabilitation||3|
|Elective/Supporting courses2||6||CMDS 4910 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology5||1|
|UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation||0|
|Total Hours: 120|
If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.
Students should meet with their advisers for the listing of approved courses. Students should choose a chemistry or physics course to complete this requirement.
COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.
This course can be taken during the summer terms.
Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 to takeCMDS 4910.
SUMMER STARTING SEQUENCE
|CMDS 3000 Introduction to Speech Pathology-Audiology||3|
|CMDS 3400 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech||3|
|CMDS 4520 Language Acquisition||3|
|CMDS 3410 Phonetics||3|
|CMDS 3560 Neuroanatomy for Communication Disorders||3|
|CMDS 4560 Child and Adolescent Language Disorder||3|
|CMDS 4600 Introduction to Audiology||3|
|CMDS 4400 Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders||3|
|CMDS 4510 Articulation Disorders||3|
|CMDS 4580 Introduction to Clinical Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology||3|
|CMDS 4620 Hearing Rehabilitation||3|
|CMDS 4530 Fluency Disorders||3|
|CMDS 4540 Vocal Disorders||3|
|CMDS 4650 Introduction to Clinical Procedures in Audiology||3|
|CMDS 4910 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology||1|
|UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation||0|
Students should meet with their advisers for the listing of approved courses.
Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 to enroll in CMDS 4910.
TOTAL HOURS - 120]]>
Last Updated: March 17, 2020