Hours Required120 credit hours
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Practicum Experience on Campus
Develop your knowledge and skills by completing your practicum at the state-of-the-art Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic on East Campus. The Clinic provides services for individuals with speech, language, hearing and balance impairments. Providers serve all ages and address a broad range of disorders.
Conduct research alongside expert faculty in the field. Communication sciences and disorders undergraduate students have recently conducted research on topics such as hearing aid amplification, reading comprehension and brain activation in cochlear implant candidates.
Take an in-depth look at speech pathology practices within the education system in Costa Rica through a two-week faculty-led global experience or spend a semester studying at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Communication Processes and Disorders (SLPA 150)
Introduction to audiology and speech-language pathology. Topics include different types of communication disorders in children and adults, appropriate referrals and normal speech and language development.
Hearing and Balance I (SLPA 271)
Explore the etiologies and pathologies of hearing impairment and learn basic testing techniques of pure tone and speech audiometry.
Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (SLPA 455)
Gain an understanding of the normal anatomical structures involved in speech and hearing and the consequences of their actions.
Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (SLPA 472)
Study educational methodologies and models for rehabilitation of the deaf or hard of hearing. Review levels of communication, information processing, auditory training and speech reading.
Linguistic Needs of Bilingual and Culturally Different Students (SLPA 488)
Learn how differences of gender, handicapping conditions, socio-economic status and cultural-ethnic background contribute to diversity in communication patterns and act as barriers to successful interactions.
Fundamentals of Biology I and Laboratory (LIFE 120 and 120L)
A systems approach to the study of life at the cellular level. Investigating cellular structures, chemical processes, metabolism, division, gene expression and patterns of inheritance.
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