Professor Armstrong; Assistant Professors Edwards, Johnson, Murdock, Rich, Valentine; Staff Clinic Director Boyd.
The Department grants the B.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP).
Two programs of study are currently available:
Each student in the Department must earn a grade of C or better in all departmental courses. This policy applies to all major CSD courses, as well as to CSD courses taken as part of the Deaf Studies minor (see below). If a grade below C is received in a required course, the course must be repeated. Prerequisite courses must be passed with a C or better before subsequent courses may be taken. (For example, CSD majors must make a C or better in CSD 411 Introduction to Audiology before they can take CSD 471 Aural Rehabilitation. Other prerequisite courses are noted in the course listings.)
Note: CSD courses, with the exception of CSD 205, 300, 307, 390, and 398, are only available to students who are declared CSD majors or Deaf Studies minors. CSD 101 is available to students who may be considering declaring Speech-Language Pathology as their major and are seeking more information about the profession.
Persons interested in obtaining the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the state license from the Alabama Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (ABESPA) will be required to complete a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. The Department offers the M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Refer to the Graduate Bulletin for more information on the program.
Class A Teaching Certificate
The Class A Special Education Teaching Certificate with endorsement in Speech-Language Pathology may be available to graduate students enrolled in the Traditional Track or the Strengthened Subject Matter Option. Refer to the Graduate Bulletin for more information.
|Course number||Course name||Credit hours|
|101||Survey of Communication Disorders||3|
|253||Applied Phonetics in Communication Disorders||3|
|291||Normal Language Development||3|
|380||Anatomy and Physiology of Speech||3|
|393||Language Disorders: Assessment and Intervention||3|
|394||Articulation and Phonological Development: Assessment and Intervention||3|
|411||Introduction to Audiology||3|
|473||Introduction to Medical Speech-Language Pathology||3|
|481||Clinical Policies and Procedures||3|
|495||Introduction to Voice and Fluency Disorders||3|
|498||Special Studies in Communicative Disorders||1–3|
|Freshman Year||Credit hours|
|ENG 101, 102||6|
|HIST 101, 102||6|
|Humanities and fine arts||9|
|Total credit hours||36|
|ENG 231, 232||6|
|CSD 101, 253, 291||9|
|Total credit hours||32|
|CSD 380, 385, 393, 394, 411||15|
|Social and behavioral sciences||3|
|Total credit hours||31|
|CSD 471, 475, 481, 495||12|
|CSD 463, 464, 473||7|
|Total credit hours||31|