Communication Disorders & Sciences:
Speech-Language Pathology Curriculum

Thesis Track

Year 1

   

Fall Quarter

   

CDS-504

Speech Production and Speech Perception

4

CDS-505

Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology I

2

CDS-507

Neurological Bases of Speech, Hearing, and Language

4

CDS-537

Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech System

2

CDS-526

Articulation and Phonological Disorders

4

     

Winter Quarter

   

CDS-501

Audiologic Methods for Speech-Language Pathologists

1

CDS-506

Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology II

2

CDS-511

Speech-Language Pathology Practicum I

2 (or 3)

CDS-558

Dysphagia

4

CDS-564

Aphasia

4

CDS-581

Research Methods in Communication Disorders

4

     

Spring Quarter

   

CDS-512

Speech-Language Pathology Practicum II

3 (or 2)

CDS-521

Language Disorders in Preschool Children

4

CDS-540

Speech Pathology Management of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient

2

CDS-563

Voice Disorders

4

CDS-567

Dysarthria

4

     

Summer Quarter

   

CDS-513

Speech-Language Pathology Practicum III

4

CDS-634

Pediatric Rehabilitative Audiology

2

CDS-542

Speech Pathology Management of Tracheostomized and
Ventilator Dependent Patients

2

CDS-562

Craniofacial Anomalies

2

CHS-531

Introduction to Human Disease

2

CDS-900 Independent Study 2
     

Year 2

   

Fall Quarter

   

CDS-514

Speech-Language Pathology Practicum IV

4

CDS-522

Language Disorders in School-age Children

4

CDS-568

Cognition and Communicative Disorders

4

CDS-591

Applied Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders

2

IDS-510 Health Care in America 2
CDS-598 Thesis 2
     

Winter Quarter

   

CDS-510

Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology

2

CDS-524

Fluency, Dysfluency, and Stuttering

2

CDS-575

Issues in Counseling

2

CDS-589

Advanced Practicum I

6-9

CDS-598 Thesis 2
     

Spring Quarter

   

CDS-590

Advanced Practicum II

12-15

CDS-598 Thesis 2
     

Hours Required for MS Degree:

102

Thesis students may de-select up to 8 credit hours of coursework. De-selected courses may be audited; audited courses will appear on the student’s transcript. The selection of the courses to remove from a student’s program of study in done with the approval of the student’s advisor.

Enrollment in practicum may be reduced in the winter and spring terms of the second year. These practicum experiences will be scheduled either on campus or at select external sites to facilitate completion of the thesis. The decision to reduce time in practicum for one or both quarters is made in consultation with a student’s advisor and the clinical education coordinator. Students who reduce their practicum hours must be in frequent contact with the clinical education coordinator throughout their academic programs to monitor that the requisite contact hours needed for graduation are being attained. Students who do not obtain the needed contact hours will register for additional credit during the following summer quarter so that this graduation requirement will be met. Thesis students who have completed the requisite clock hours and have achieved the skills outcomes for ASHA certification prior to the completion of their theses may be excused from further practicum or have their practicum hours reduced further at the time these requirements are met.

Non-Thesis Track

Year 1

   

Fall Quarter

   

CDS-504

Speech Production and Speech Perception

4

CDS-505

Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology I

2

CDS-507

Neurological Bases of Speech, Hearing, and Language

4

CDS-526

Articulation and Phonological Disorders

4

CDS-537

Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech System

2

     

Winter Quarter

   

CDS-501

Audiologic Methods for Speech-Language Pathologists

1

CDS-506

Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology II

2

CDS-511

Speech-Language Pathology Practicum I

2 (or 3)

CDS-558

Dysphagia

4

CDS-564

Aphasia

4

CDS-581

Research Methods in Communication Disorders

4

     

Spring Quarter

   

CDS-512

Speech-Language Pathology Practicum II

3 (or 2)

CDS-521

Language Disorders in Preschool Children

4

CDS-540

Speech Pathology Management of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient

2

CDS-563

Voice Disorders

4

CDS-567

Dysarthria

4

     

Summer Quarter

   

CDS-513

Speech-Language Pathology Practicum III

4

CDS-542

Speech Pathology Management of Tracheostomized and
Ventilator Dependent Patients

2

CDS-562

Craniofacial Anomalies

2

CDS-634

Pediatric Rehabilitative Audiology

2

CHS-531

Introduction to Human Disease

2

     

Year 2

   

Fall Quarter

   

CDS-514

Speech-Language Pathology Practicum IV

4

CDS-522

Language Disorders in School-age Children

4

CDS-568

Cognition and Communicative Disorders

4

CDS-591

Applied Topics in Communication Sciences and Disorders

2

     

Winter Quarter

   

CDS-510

Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology

2

CDS-524

Fluency, Dysfluency, and Stuttering

2

CDS-575

Issues in Counseling

2

CDS-589

Advanced Practicum I

9

     

Spring Quarter

   

CDS-590

Advanced Practicum II

15

     

Hours Required for MS Degree:

108