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The B.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) with a concentration in Speech-Language Sciences is a 2nd bachelor’s degree, open only to students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in a field outside of CSD with an overall GPA of at least 2.75. The program consists of twelve, upper-level major courses, plus four prerequisites that can be taken as part of the program if they were not satisfied by prior coursework. All cohorts begin in the summer term only, and each cohort is lock-step (students must complete specific courses each semester). The program is offered with two cohort options:
- Full-time (four courses per term)
- Part-time (two courses per term)
The program is completely online. Students are responsible for having technology that meets program specifications, and for completing online orientation and advising prior to registration for classes.
The mission of the Communication Sciences & Disorders program is to prepare students with degrees in other fields for competitive application to Master’s Degree programs in Speech-Language Pathology. This preparation includes the acquisition of foundational concepts of speech, language, and hearing sciences, advancement of critical thinking and communication skills, and understanding of professional conduct and scope of practice at a level appropriate for the position of Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.
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of Intended Learning Outcomes
pursuing this degree must meet all
degree requirements of USF
Sarasota-Manatee and the College of
Arts and Sciences.
The following policies also apply:
The following courses are
lower-level prerequisites for the
major in CSD, SLS; however, they can
be taken concurrently with
upper-level courses of the major.
|A sequence of 12 courses (36 upper-level semester hours) is required for the SLS concentration in CSD.>|
Anatomy & Physiology
Intro to Hearing Sciences
Applied Phonetics in Comm. Disorders
Intro to Lang. Development & Disorders
Intro to Disorders of Hearing
Intro to Speech Science
Intro to Speech Disorders
Clinical Methods & Counseling in CSD
Intro to Audiologic Rehabilitation
Adult Neurogenic Comm. Disorders
Intro to the Clinical Process*
* (requires 25 observation hours)
Schedule Admissions Appt.: http://www.usfsm.edu/students/academicadvising/appointments.php
Technology questions? Please contact the Help Desk at (941) 359-4350
- All core courses will use Blackboard, an online management system.
- To access Blackboard, you will need reliable, daily Internet service, and an active USF NetID. High-speed connection (DSL/Cable) is recommended.
- To activate your NetID: https://una.acomp.usf.edu
- For help getting your NetID: NetID Activation Tutorial
- For help getting into Blackboard: Blackboard Tutorial
- Some courses may use Elluminate, a live online classroom.