Communication Disorders Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Notes:

  • two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.;
  • it should be noted that because Communication Disorders is the only semester-based program within the university, courses will be offered on a semester schedule but quarter credits will continue to be listed on the student's official academic transcript. Courses below are listed in both semester and quarter credits.  Semester credits have an "s" after them, while quarter credits have a "q" after them.
Required Courses
COMD 301INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 304PHONETICS (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 320SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCES (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 321ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH PRODUCTION (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 331LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 357LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 358SPEECH SOUND DISORDERS (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 371HEARING AND HEARING DISORDERS (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 372AUDIOMETRY (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 422NEUROANATOMY (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 441ASSESSMENT OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 450LANGUAGE AND LITERACY (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 451NEUROGENIC COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 461CLINICAL METHODS (2s; 3q)3
COMD 473AURAL REHABILITATION (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 480INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (3s; 4.5q)4.5
COMD 490SENIOR CAPSTONE (3s; 4.5q)4.5
Rotating Required Course–the student must take at least one of the following courses1.5-4.5
DISABILITY AND COMMUNICATION DIVERSITY: A COMMUNICATION DISORDERS PERSPECTIVE (3s; 4.5q)
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY IN THE SCHOOL (3s; 4.5q)
INTERVENTION FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS (3s; 4.5q)
VOICE AND RESONANCE DISORDERS (3s; 4.5q)
FLUENCY DISORDERS (3s; 4.5q)
DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR (1-3s; 1.5-4.5q)
Required Supporting Courses–students majoring in COMD must take a public speaking course (4-5 credits) and a statistics course (3-5 credits). These courses should be taken prior to entering the COMD major.7-10
Total Credits83.5-89.5

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • apply foundational principles for assessment and intervention of disorders of hearing, speech, language and swallowing;
  • recall and relate the causes, characteristics and consequences of the disorders of hearing, speech, language and swallowing;
  • compare the content and sequence of the development of speech and language in children from birth through school-age;
  • describe the anatomical, physiological and psychological properties involved in the normal communication processes of hearing, speech, language and swallowing;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the physics of sound and the measurement of its dimensions, and be able to apply basic principles of acoustics to human hearing and speech;
  • illustrate insight into the communication disorders profession by participating in service learning opportunities.