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Communication Disorders Undergraduate Planned Program of Studies


PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Beginning in a student's sophomore year there is a prescribed sequence of undergraduate courses. The first seven hours are considered foundation courses and may be taken before or concurrent with admission to the program for those admitted to Western Kentucky University prior to Fall 2018. Those admitted to WKU after Fall 2018 are required to take the foundation courses prior to beginning the program.  The foundation courses are offered during the fall and spring semesters while the remaining courses are offered once a year.  Students are also required to complete courses in four additional areas including statistics, chemistry or physics, biology, and psychology.  These additional required courses may also fulfill General Education or Colonnade requirements.  Students admitted to WKU after Fall 2018 are also required to take BIOL 131 - Human Anatomy and Physiology and ENG 300 - Writing in the Disciplines.

Major Course Sequence for B.S. in Communication Disorders

Course Descriptions - See pages 270-271

Sample Four Year Plan (Admitted to WKU Fall 2018 and after)

CSD Undergraduate Program Worksheet - Catalog Year 2015-2016 (Admitted to WKU Fall 2015 and after)

CSD Undergraduate Program Worksheet - Catalog Year 2019-2020 (Admitted to WKU Fall 2018 and after)

Sophomore Year

Foundation Courses (7 hours)

CD 280 - Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders

CD 290 - Introduction to Clinical Experience (1 hour course)

CD 347 - Science of Speech and Hearing
 

Junior Year

Fall (12 hours prior to Fall 2018; 15 hours for those admitted Fall 2018 and after)

CD 405 - Applied Phonetics*

CD 480 - Research and Writing in Communication Sciences & Disorders (required for those admitted Fall 2019 and after)

CD 481 - Speech and Language Development*

CD 482 - Audiology*

CD 484 - Speech Anatomy and Physiology*

Spring (15 hours)

CD 483 - Introduction to Disorders of Articulation and Phonology*

CD 485 - Introduction to Assessment in Communication Disorders*

CD 486 - Language Disorders*

CD 487 - Aural Rehabilitation

CD 478 - Clinical Issues and Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology

Senior Year

Fall (9 hours prior to Fall 2018; 12 hours for those admitted Fall 2018 and after)

CD 490 - Connecting with Nonverbal Communicators

CD 491- Management of Communication Disorders in the Schools

CD 492 - Neuroanatomy in Communication Sciences and Disorders (required for those admitted Fall 2019 and after)

CD 495 - Clinical Internship

Spring (9 hours)

CD 488 - Augmentative Communication Systems

CD 489 - Communication Disorders in Aging

CD 495 - Clinical Internship

* Prerequisite courses for WKU graduate program in Communication Disorders

Additional Required Courses - Required for Certification by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Upon Receipt of Master's Degree

Statistics - A stand-alone course in statistics is required (a course in research methodology does not meet this requirement).  Students are encouraged to enroll in one of the following statistics classes or other advisor approved course: MATH 183 – Introduction to Statistics (this also meets the Colonnade requirement for Foundations: Intellectual and Practical Skills – Quantitative Reasoning), PH 383 – Biostatistics in Health Services, SOCL 300 – Using Statistics in Sociology, or PSY 301 – Statistics in Psychology. 

Physical Sciences - Suggested courses include CHEM *** or PHYS 130 or other advisor approved course.  Physical sciences include physics or chemistry.  Students are encouraged to enroll in PHYS 130 – Acoustics of Music and Speech. This also meets the Colonnade requirement for Explorations: Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World – Natural & Physical Sciences.

Social/Behavioral Sciences - Suggested courses include PSY 100 or PSYS *** or other advisor approved course. Social/behavioral sciences should include psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health.  Students are encouraged to enroll in PSY/PSYS 100.  This also meets the Colonnade requirement for Explorations: Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World – Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Biological Sciences - Suggested course includes BIOL 131 or other advisor approved course. Biological sciences should emphasize content related to human or animal sciences.  Students are encouraged to enroll in BIO 131 – Human Anatomy & Physiology. This also meets the Colonnade requirement for Explorations: Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World – Natural & Physical Sciences.

*Students should also note that graduate programs in CSD accept ASHA Certification Course Requirements at their discretion.   If WKU accepts a course as part of the ASHA Certification Course Requirements, this DOES NOT mean that other universities will also accept the course.

For more information and questions please contact:

Leisa Hutchison, Undergraduate Program Director, at leisa.hutchison@wku.edu


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 Last Modified 10/10/18