DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

Phone: 414-472-1301-----E-Mail: comdisrdr@uwwvax.uww.edu

Faculty: Scott Bradley, Patricia Casey, Roxanne DePaul, Mark Leddy and Giuliana Miolo.

The major of communicative disorders prepares speech-language pathologists for graduate work in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are specialists in human communication, its normal development, and disorders. They are professionally prepared to identify communication disorders in educational, medical and related settings and to offer assistance to persons with speech, language and/or hearing disorders. Specifically, speech disorders may be characterized by difficulty in producing speech sounds (articulation), maintaining speech rhythm or fluency, and controlling voice production. Language disorders may be characterized by an inability to appropriately use speech sounds, words and their meanings, and/or grammatical patterns.

MAJORS

COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (BA)

MAJOR & WRITING - 39 CREDITS

  1. CMDS 510-270, 510-272 AND 510-278
  2. CMDS 510-375 AND 510 380
  3. CMDS 510-371, 510-376 AND 510-385
  4. CMDS 510-424, 510-426 AND 510-481
  5. SELECT 6 CRED FROM COURSE CMDS 510-460

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 15 CREDITS

  1. PSYC 840-303 OR 840-424 OR SPED 480-466
  2. ENGL 680-281 OR 680-274 OR 680-372 OR 680-381
  3. SELECT 0 - 6 CREDITS FROM HUMANITIES
  4. SELECT 0 - 3 CREDITS FROM ARTS COURSES
  5. SELECT 3 CRED FROM RACE & ETHNIC CULTURES

Students in this major are not required to take a minor.

COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (BS)

MAJOR & WRITING - 39 CREDITS

  1. CMDS 510-270, 510-272 AND 510-278
  2. CMDS 510-375 AND 510 380
  3. CMDS 510-371, 510-376 AND 510-385
  4. CMDS 510-424, 510-426 AND 510-481
  5. SELECT 6 CRED FROM COURSE CMDS 510-460

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 15 CREDITS

  1. PSYC 840-303 OR 840-424
  2. PSYC 840-345 or 840-451
  3. SELECT 3 - 6 CREDITS FROM SCIENCE OR MATH 142 THRU 499
  4. SELECT 3 CRED FROM RACE & ETHNIC CULTURES
  5. SELECT 0 - 6 CRED FROM PSYCHOLOGY OR SOCIOLOGY

Students in this major are not required to take a minor.

COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (BSE)

LICENSURE - 20 CREDITS

  1. C&I 439-210 AND SPED 480-205
  2. EDFD 423-222 OR 423-478
  3. EDFD 420-243 AND C&I 437-450
  4. EDFD 424-424 OR 424-425
  5. C&I 432-360 OR 437-466

MAJOR - 57 CREDITS

  1. CMDS 510-270, 510-272 AND 510-278
  2. CMDS 510-371, 510-375, 510-376, 510-380, 510-381 AND 510-385
  3. CMDS 510-424, 510-426, 510-472, 510-481 AND 510-482
  4. EDFD 423-482 OR MATH 760-230 OR PSYC 840-215
  5. EDFD 423-481 OR PSYC 840-303 OR 840-424
  6. EDFD 423-212 OR PSYC 840-345 OR 840-451 OR SPED 480-466
  7. SELECT 6 CRED FROM COURSE CMDS 510-460

This major does not require a minor.

Writing Proficiency Requirement: See chairperson for course(s) that satisfy this requirement.

Additional Licensure Requirements:

For state licensure and national certification a prospective speech-language pathologist must have completed a master's degree in communicative disorders with undergraduate training totaling at least 60 semester credit hours and at least 30 credits in courses taken for graduate credit.

MINOR

COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

MINOR - 22 CREDITS

  1. DECLARATION OF THE MINOR AND SELECTION OF THE 22 REQUIRED CREDITS MUST BE DONE IN CONSULTATION WITH AN ADVISOR FROM COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS



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