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What is a Dedicated Enrollment Advisor?

We’ll support you every step of your individual journey including:   

  • Completing the application through Centralized Application Service for Communication Science & Disorders Programs (CSDCAS) 
  • Maneuvering prerequisites 
  • Understanding curriculum based on ASHA and CAA competencies 
  • Gaining personalized support  

Curriculum

This program is intended for students that have completed a relevant bachelors, or certificate program, or the prerequisite coursework.

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Core Major Courses

CSMD 100

Introduction to Communication Disorders
3 Credits

CSMD 210

Phonetics
3 Credits

CSMD 220

Speech and Hearing Science
3 Credits

CSMD 310**

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech
3 Credits

CSMD 330

Language and Speech Acquisition
3 Credits

CSMD 350

Speech Development and Disorders
3 Credits

CSMD 360

Language Development and Disorders
3 Credits


CMSD 410**

Clinical Methods and Management
3 Credits

CMSD 440

Audiology
2 Credits

CMSD 470

Aural Rehabilitation
1 Credits

CMSD 480**

Neurological Basis of Communication Disorders
3 Credits

CMSD 485

Advanced Speech Pathology
3 Credits

CMSD 490**

Capstone/Clinic Experience in Communication Disorders 1
1 Credits

CMSD 495**

Capstone/Clinic Experience in Communication Disorders 2
2 Credits


Natural Sciences & Quantitative Reasoning

BIOL 101**

Anatomy & Physiology I
4 Credits

BIOL 102**

Anatomy & Physiology II
4 Credits

SOSC 341

Understanding Statistical Inference
3 Credits

Students have the option to choose between PHYS120 OR CHEM120.

PHYS 120**

The Physics of Light and Sound Waves
3 Credits

CHEM 120**

General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
3 Credits


Education

Healthcare

EDUC 352**

Education/Psychology of Exceptional Children
3 Credits

EDUC 322

Literacy for the SLP
3 Credits

HEPR 109

Healthcare Management Terminology
3 Credits

HEPR 300

Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness
3 Credits

** While most courses are designed to be completed in half of a semester (8 weeks), BIOL 101, BIOL 102, PHYS 120, CHEM 120, CMSD 310, CMSD 410, CMSD 480, CMSD 490, CMSD 495 and EDUC 352 take a full semester (16 weeks) to complete.

To ensure the best possible educational experience for our students, we may update our curriculum to reflect emerging and changing employer and industry trends. Professional licensure and certification regulations vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Students are encouraged to visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for the state in which they intend to practice to verify specific licensure requirements which include ensuring the program of interest meets the licensure requirements prior to enrolling. Students may visit the professional licensure page or reach out to our team of enrollment advisors for guidance.

Obtaining SLPA licensure or certification in any state is not guaranteed, students need to research their state’s specific licensing requirements. 

Students are required to complete 2 consecutive capstone courses which will need to incorporate direct (in-person) clinical field work. For more information about clinical fieldwork requirements, talk to

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