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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Major, B.A.

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Department of Communication Arts and Sciences

A major in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) provides a sound background for students pursuing careers in education, health care, and vocational rehabilitation.  Graduates in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences who complete the SLHS major will have the prerequisite coursework to pursue a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, which opens careers in schools, community clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and private practice.  Additionally, the SLHS program offers an optional concentration in Childhood Communication and two certificates.  The Speech-Language Pathology Assistant Certificate prepares students to become Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs) and the Leveling Certificate allows students with a bachelor’s degree in another field to show that they have completed the prerequisite coursework to apply to graduate school in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Major

A minor is required for students majoring in SLHS.  Options include but are not limited to: biology, gerontology, linguistics, psychology, Spanish, special education, or speech communication.  Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all courses required for the major in order to progress through the program.  Courses with a grade lower than C- will need to be repeated in order for the student to progress to courses requiring that course as a prerequisite. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. All general MSU Denver requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree must be met prior to graduation.

For students planning to seek a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology and/or a career as a speech-language pathology assistant.

Required Prerequisite Courses

Required prerequisite courses may be used to fulfill General Studies requirements.

Subtotal: 38

*Course has additional prerequisites that must be satisfied.

Additional Courses (Select at least 4 credit hours)

Students who satisfy all required licensure coursework for Early Childhood or Elementary Licensure at MSU Denver may take one credit hour of elective(s) and complete the SLHS Major in 38 credits.  Early Childhood Education licensure students may substitute MTH 1610 and MTH 1620 for MTH 1110.  See Teacher Education for requirements.

Total Required for SLHS Major: 42

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recommends undergraduates take a course in: a) statistics, b) physics, and c) human development.  MSU Denver equivalents are: a) MTH 1210 Introduction to Statistics or PSY 2310 Introduction to Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences, b) PHY 1000 Introduction to Physics or PHY 3620 Physics of Sound and Music, and c) PSY 2210 Psychology of Human Development.

Childhood Communication Concentration

The Childhood Communication Concentration within the SLHS major will provide early childhood and elementary educators with an option to concentrate their study of communication science in the area of language from birth to age 18.

Required Prerequisite Courses

Required prerequisite courses may be used to fulfill General Studies requirements.

Subtotal: 33

Total required for Concentration: 42

*course has prerequisites that must be satisfied

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