Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Phone: 262-472-1301 E-Mail: comdis@uww.edu

Faculty: Scott Bradley, Roxanne DePaul (Chair) and Giuliana Miolo.

The undergraduate major of communication sciences and disorders prepares speech-language pathologists for graduate work in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. Speech-language pathologists are specialists in normal and disordered human communication and swallowing. They provide service in educational, medical and related settings offering assistance to persons with speech, language and/or hearing disorders. For example, speech-language pathologists treat individuals who experience difficulty producing speech sounds (articulation), maintaining speech rhythm or fluency, or controlling voice production. They also treat language disorders also such as an inability to understand or use speech sounds, words and their meanings, and/or grammatical patterns. This also includes reading and writing and memory impairments. Speech-language pathologists are also trained to manage swallowing disorders across the lifespan.

MAJORS

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS (BA) (Suspended beginning Fall 2014)

MAJOR & WRITING - 50 UNITS

1. COMDIS 240, COMDIS 270, COMDIS 272 AND COMDIS 278

2. COMDIS 340 AND COMDIS 380

3. COMDIS 426, COMDIS 481, COMDIS 482, COMDIS 483, COMDIS 484 AND COMDIS 494

4. COMDIS 424, OR COMDIS 477

5. COMDIS 210 OR COMDIS 460 WITH PERMISSION OF DEPT

6. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

7. SELECT 3-6 UNITS FROM FOREIGN LANGUAGE

8. SELECT 0-3 UNITS FROM ARTS

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 15 UNITS

1. EDFOUND 230 OR PSYCH 331 OR PSYCH 332

2. PSYCH 303 OR PSYCH 351

3. EDFOUND 243 OR SOCIOLGY 265

4. MATH 230 OR PSYCH 215

5. SPECED 205 OR PSYCH 345

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

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS (BS)

MAJOR & WRITING - 43 UNITS

1. COMDIS 240, COMDIS 270, COMDIS 272 AND COMDIS 278

2. COMDIS 340, COMDIS 371 AND COMDIS 380

3. COMDIS 426, COMDIS 481, COMDIS 482, COMDIS 483, COMDIS 484

4. COMDIS 424 OR COMDIS 477 WITH PERMISSION OF DEPT

5.COMDIS 485 OR COMDIS 460 WITH PERMISSION OF DEPT

6. ENGLISH 281

7. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372 writing requirement

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 15 UNITS

1. EDFOUND 243 OR PSYCH 331 OR PSYCH 332

2. SPECED 205 OR PSYCH 345

3. EDFOUND 243 OR SOCIOLGY 265

4. MATH 230 OR PSYCH 215

5. PSYCH 303 OR PSYCH 351

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

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS (BSE) (Suspended beginning Fall 2014)

COLLEGE REQUIREMENT - 18 UNITS

1. EDFNDPRC 210 OR COMDIS 210

2. EDFOUND 222 OR EDFOUND 230

3. SPECED 205

4. EDFOUND 243

5. EDFOUND 424 OR EDFOUND 425

6. EDFOUND 212 OR EDFOUND 481

MAJOR AND WRITING - 46 UNITS

1. COMDIS 240, COMDIS 270, COMDIS 272 AND COMDIS 278

2. COMDIS 340 AND COMDIS 380

3. COMDIS 426, COMDIS 481, COMDIS 482, COMDIS 483, COMDIS 484 AND COMDIS 494

4. COMDIS 424 OR COMDIS 477 WITH PERMISSION OF DEPT

5. MATH 230 OR PSYCH 215 OR EDFOUND 482

6. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372

7. COMPLETE 1 GROUP FROM THOSE LISTED BELOW:

A. SELECT 6 UNIT FROM COMDIS 201

B. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COMDIS 460 AND 3 UNITS FROM COMDIS 210

C. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM COMDIS 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 communication sciences and disorders with undergraduate training totaling at least 60 semester credit hours and at least 30 units in courses taken for graduate credit.

MINOR

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS

MINOR - 22 UNITS

SELECT 22 UNITS FROM COURSES:

1. COMDIS 210 (SEC 2), COMDIS 240, COMDIS 270, COMDIS 272, AND COMDIS 278

2. COMDIS 340, COMDIS 355, COMDIS 371, COMDIS 380

3. COMDIS 424, COMDIS 426, COMDIS 477, COMDIS 482, COMDIS 483

DECLARATION OF THE MINOR AND SELECTION OF THE 22 REQUIRED UNITS MUST BE DONE IN CONSULTATION WITH AN ADVISOR FROM COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS



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