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Course Sequence for Campus Pre-Professional Program In Speech-Language Pathology

Fall Semester

CSD 1151/1151L*  ASL I and Lab 4 credits
CSD 3321  Clinical Phonetics and Phonology 3 credits
CSD 3321L  Clinical Phonology and Phonetics Lab 1 credit
CSD 3330  Language Science and Development 3 credits
CSD 4405  Neuroscience for Comm. Disorders 3 credits 
CSD 4445 Aural Rehabilitation 3 credits
(13-17 credits)

Spring Semester

CSD 3315 Clinical Processes: Pediatric 3 credits
CSD 3325  Speech Sound Development & Disorders 3 credits
CSD 3335 Language Disorders 3 credits
CSD 3341 Audiometry and Hearing Science 3 credits
CSD 4417**  Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team 1 credit
CSD 4435 Speech and Hearing Science 3 credits
CSD 4435L Speech and Hearing Science Lab 1 credits
(16-17 credits)

Summer Semester (all classes taken online)

CSD 4420  Clinical Processes: Adult 3 credits
CSD 4460  Educational Audiology 3 credits
CSD 4425*   SLP Methods and Applications  3 credits   
(6-9 credits)


*Optional courses - not required but highly suggested. A background in Sign Language is strongly encouraged.

**If CSD 4417 is not taken during the Pre-Professional sequence, CSD 5517 (IET) is required at the graduate level.


  • Prior to or during the Pre-Professional year, to be admitted to a graduate program, students must show evidence of having taken the following:
    • Biological sciences course (At least a 100-level university course with a content area related to human or animal sciences: includes biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, and veterinary science. Must be from a Biology department)
      CSD Anatomy and Physiology is not acceptable.
    • Physical sciences course (at least a 100-level physics (recommended) or chemistry university course)
    • Statistics (college-level course; topics should include descriptive statistics, probability, inferential, correlation, regression, measures of central tendency, t-tests, and Analysis of Variance; the course may be under Math, Statistics, Psychology, or Business as long as it meets the above criteria)  If your statistics course is older than 10 years, it is highly recommended you retake it.
    • A basic Social Sciences course, preferably Psychology, can also include Sociology and Anthropology


Successful completion of the Pre-Professional Program does NOT ensure the student a seat in the Speech-Language Pathology Program. Students must apply to the Graduate Program by January 15th of the year he/she would like to enter the SLP Master’s Program.


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