Communication Disorders

Communication Disorders

Communication Disorders
Hours58 Credit Hours
LEPLimited Enrollment Program of 300 Students.
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Program Requirements

This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental acceptance. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for application to this major.
requirement 1 Complete 3 courses
Pre-major courses:
Apply for and be admitted to the major.
NOTE: In lieu of ASL 101, any other foreign language course 101 level or higher (taken at the university level) may be used.
Program Outcomes: 


Explain the processes of normal hearing, including key anatomic structures and neural systems along with their function in perceiving and interpreting environmental and speech sounds. Describe the assessment of hearing in adults and children and demonstrate the ability to create and interpret audiograms. Describe basic aspects of intervention in remediating the effects of hearing impairment. Develop sensitization to social difficulties of the hearing impaired.


1. Describe the typical acquisition of language and key developmental milestones. 2. Describe the relationship of language to cognitive, psychological, and social development. 3. Describe the construct of language and language treatment approaches. 4. Describe atypical language use in conditions such as autism spectrum disorders, language learing disability, and developmental language disorder.


Define and describe the anatomy and physiology of speech production and explain the scientific basis of measuring speech performance. Describe atypical speech sound production and identify appropriate intervention approaches.

Scope of Practice

1. Program graduates will demonstrate understanding of professional practice issues.

2. Program graduates will be able to apply principles of ethical practice to resolve ethical dilemmas using the ASHA Code of Ethics.

3. Program graduates will be able to use the ASHA website and other sources of information to make evidence based decisions in professional matters.