Communication Sciences and Disorders

BS

  • Five-year program w/Pre-Professional & Professional Phase s
  • Speech-language pathology, audiology, or deaf studies
  • State-of-the-art Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

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Marywood’s five-year program consists of two distinct phases: the Pre-Professional Phase (years 1-3) and the Professional Phase (years 4-5).

During this pre-professional phase of the program, students take classes to meet the liberal arts core requirements, as well as complete courses in basic human communication processes and some speech-language disorders, to prepare them for application and admittance to the Professional Phase of the program.

The Professional phase of the program concentrates on course work in various communication disorders across the life span and provides clinical practicum experiences where students learn to apply knowledge and skills to children and adults who have various speech-language-swallowing disorders. An option to pursue teacher certification is also offered.

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Accomplished CSD Faculty


Renee S. Jourdanais M.S., CCC/SLP
Clinical Faculty; Clinic Director

The program is housed in the William G. McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. This attractive physical plant contains specialized space for classrooms, laboratories, and offices. The Center also houses the Marywood Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The clinic allows students to work with individuals with speech, language, and hearing needs as part of their educational preparation. The clinic is equipped with video monitoring equipment and a complete audiological evaluation facility.

Marywood's program provides students with academic course work and clinical experiences that prepare them to pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology. Our objectives are compatible with standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). To be certified by this national accreditation body, one must complete a master's degree, a clinical fellowship, and pass a national examination. This certification allows the recipient to seek employment in any setting where speech-language pathologists or audiologists are found (clinics, hospitals, schools, private practice, etc.).

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Typical Course Sequence for the Five-Year Program Leading to a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology

Pre-Professional (Undergraduate) Phase

First Year Curriculum: (34 UG credits)

Fall 1
CSD 163
Introduction to Communication Disorders
2
CSD 164
Phonetics 3
BIOL 130 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology
3
ENGL 160
Composition and Rhetoric
3
PHIL 113 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSY 211
General Psychology
3
UNIV 100 Living Responsibly in an Interdependent World 1
  Total: 18 (5 UG CSD and 13 LA)

Spring 1
CSD 166
Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
4
CSD 261
Speech Science 3
RST 112 Modern Belief
3
ENGL 180 Introduction to World Literature 3
PSY 251
Developmental Psychology
3
  Total: 16 (7 UG CSD and 9 LA)  

Second year curriculum: (40 UG credits)

Fall 2
CSD 265
Speech and Language Development
3
CSD 265L*
Language Sample Analysis Lab 2
CSD 241 American Sign Language I
3
CSD 263
Linguistics to the SLP 3
PHYS or CHEM or ENVS
Physical Science (Requited for ASHA)
3
FL
Foreign Language
3

Total: 17 (11 UG CSD and 6 LA)
 
Spring 2 
CSD 270
Hearing Science
2
CSD 271
Introduction to Articulation and Phonological Disorders 3
CSD 266 Introduction to Language Disorders in Children
3
CSD 242
American Sign Language II (elective) 3
OR

 
LA
General Elective (Educational Psychology required for Teacher Certification) 3
FL** Foreign Language 3
PHIL 315 or 404 Ethics or Biomedical Ethics
  Total: 17 (8 or 11 UG CSD and 6 or 9 LA)  
**3 credits of Foreign Language may be replaced with an LA General Elective if student meets core curriculum requirements for years taken.  
Sum 1 (Session I)
ENGL
English (> ENGL 301) 3
LA
General Elective 3
  Total: 6 (6 LA)
 

Third Year Curriculum: (47 credits; 42 undergraduate credits -- 5 graduate credits)

Fall 3
CSD 363
Audiology
3
CSD 363L
Audiology Lab 0
CSD 366 Communication Disorders in Adults
3
MATH 216
Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
HIST
History
3
FA
Fine Arts
3
LA General Elective (Social Foundations required for Teacher Certification) 3
  Total: 18 (6 UG CSD and 12 LA)  
Spring 3
CSD 364
Auditory Amplification and Aural Rehabilitation
3
CSD 361
Clinical Methods and Processes 3
CSD 469 Special Topics
1
HIST 105
Ethnicity and Diversity in the Modern World 3
RST
Religion (above 100 level)
3
LA
General Elective (Method/Assess ESL required for Teacher Certification) 3
  Total: 16 (7 UG CSD and 9 LA)  
Sum 2 (Session I)
CSD 508
Fluency
2
CSD 505 Augmentative and Alternate Communication Systems 3
LA
General Elective 3
  Total: 8 (5 Grad CSD and 3 LA)  
Sum 2 (Session II)
CSD 468A
Introductory Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (begins Sum I - 10 wks)
2
LA
General Elective 
3

Total: 5 (2 UG CSD and 3 LA)
 

NOTE: 121 credits toward an undergraduate degree have been earned at the completion of the third year curriculum (which includes summers I and II). For those students transitioning to the Professional Phase, five additional CSD graduate credits will be counted toward the 126 credit requirement for the undergraduate degree. For those students who will not be transitioning, undergraduate elective liberal arts credits will be needed to complete the 126 required for their undergraduate degree.

Professional (Graduate) Phase

Fourth Year Curriculum: (39 or 41 CSD Grad credits for 5­year students; 45­47 CSD Grad credits for 2­year students) or (3­9 additional EDUC graduate credits if pursuing Teacher Certification and not previously taken)

Fall 4 Grad 
CSD 502
Seminar in Aphasia
3
CSD 504
Language Learning Disorders in School-Age Children and Adolescents 4
CSD 506P Diagnostic Procedures and Clinical Writing
3
CSD 515
Dysphagia 3
CSD 516A
Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology   1
CSD 518P*
Independent Study in Clinical Methods and Processes
1
CSD 524 Neuroscience 2
  Total: 16 CSD Graduate Credits for students completing 5 year program or (*) 17 CSD Grad­uate Credits for 2-year graduate students   
Spring 4 Grad 
CSD 500
Research Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
3
CSD 507
Voice Disorders
2
CSD 503 Seminar in Phonological and Articulation Disorders
2
CSD 511 Pediatric Neuromotor Speech Disorders 2
CSD 514
Adult Neurogenic Motor Speech Disorders  2
CSD 516B
Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology: Level 1
1
CSD 506L Language Sample Analysis Computer Lab 1
CSD 521 Diagnostic Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology (1/2 cohort) 2
  Total: 14 or 16 CSD Grad Credits  
Sum 3 Grad (Session I)
CSD 505
Augmentative and Alternate Communication Systems (previously taken by 5­-year students) 3
CSD 508 Fluency Disorders (previously taken by 5­-year students) 2
CSD 525
Autism (elective – either 512, 525, or both) 2
EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education (Required for Teacher Certification) 3
AND/OR

 
EDUC 523 Seminar: Psychology of Education (Required for Teacher Certification) 3
  Total: 0 or 2 CSD Grad Credits depending on elective options for five­-year students; 5 or 7 CSD Grad Credits for two-­year students; 3-­6 EDUC credits if pursuing Teacher Certification and not already completed  
Sum 3 Grad (Session II) 
CSD 501
Family Systems and Counseling: Multicultural Perspectives in Speech-­Language Pathology 2
CSD 512 Cleft Palate (elective-­either 512, 525, or both; begins in Sum I) 2
CSD 522 Audio/Aural Rehab Pract (begins Sum I – schedule varies) 1
CSD 516C
Clinical Pract SLP (begins Sum I - 10 weeks) 1
CSD 517P Prof. Issues (begins Sum I - 10 weeks)
1
CSD 521 Dx Pract (1/2 Cohort) (begins Sum I - 10 weeks) 2
EDUC 561 Method/Assess ESL (required for Teacher Certification) 3

Total: 5 to 9 CSD Grad Credits depending on elective options and semester where CSD 521 and 522 are taken; 3 EDUC if pursuing Teacher Certification and not already completed  

Fifth Year Curriculum (8 CSD Graduate credits)or (19 Graduate credits; 7 CSD Graduate credits and 12 EDUC credits if pursuing Teacher Certification)

Fall 5 Grad 
CSD 510
Communication Disorders in High-Risk Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
3
CSD 513
Communication Disorders Related to Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, & Right Hemispheric Dysfunction 3
CSD 519I Clinical Internship in Speech-Language Pathology
1

Total: 7 CSD Grad Credits  
Spring 5 Grad 
CSD 520E
Clinical Externship in Speech-Language Pathology
1
OR    
EDUC 597 CSD Student Teaching Clinical Internship (Required for Teacher Certification)
12

Total: 1 CSD Grad Credit or 12 EDUC Grad Credits