Dec 04, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Communication Sciences and Disorders, BS


Faculty

Hope E Baylow, D.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Overview

The University of Scranton offers a traditional four-year and an accelerated three-year baccalaureate degree program, in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The traditional four-year baccalaureate degree program may be completed with either part-time or full-time study. The three-year accelerated baccalaureate degree program is offered as a full-time program with no option for part-time study.

The Program dedicates itself to providing the highest quality of academic study in human communication science across the lifespan and its application to the assessment and treatment of a diverse community and society at large who present with communication disorders. Students and faculty alike uphold the highest standards to be leaders in the search for knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of information through teaching, service, and community engagement, and through creative examination of ideas and beliefs. Critical thinking, application of theory into practice, technology, and scientific writing is the basis for all student academic, clinical, and interprofessional experiences.

Mission Statement

The mission of the undergraduate program is to provide students with a(n) traditional or accelerated liberal arts and sciences education, by introducing foundational courses of theory, methods, research, ethics, and clinical practice in the communication sciences and disorders. Students are introduced to the core knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, disorders, and differences, including the appropriate biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases. The B.S. degree prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology and/or audiology and provides background relevant for advanced study in related disciplines such as education, counseling and human services, gerontology, public health, or neuroscience. Courses for Communication Sciences and Disorders are listed under the prefix CSD.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Curriculum (4 Year Track)


   Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

               
 GE WRTG  WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition  or COMM 108 - (FYW) Essential Writing Skills   3  
 GE PHIL - T/RS  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
 GE COGNATE ELECT  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Electives 3 3
 MAJOR  CSD 100 - (FYDT,FYOC) Exploring the Communication Sciences & Disorders  — CSD 103 - Introduction to Phonetics   3 3
 FREE ELECT - GE PHIL  FREE ELECT - Free Elective — PHIL 210 - Ethics   3 3
 GE S/BH  PSYC 110 - (S) Fundamentals of Psychology     3
 GE FSEM  First Year Seminar1    
    15 15

Second Year

   
 GE NSCI  BIOL 110/110L (E) Human Anatomy and Physiology  — BIOL 111/111L (E) Human Anatomy and Physiology   4 4
 MAJOR  CSD 200 - Foundations of Speech & Language Development & Psycholinguistics  — CSD 203 - Introduction to Developmental Speech & Language Disorders ** 3 3
 COGNATE  NEUR 231 - (E) Behavioral Neuroscience  — COMM 109 - G/S/P Skill Set   3 1
 GE FREE ELECT - HUMN ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Elective — HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3 3
 GE T/RS - QUAN COGNATE  T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology  — PSYC 210 - (Q) Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences   3 3
    16 14

Third Year

   
 MAJOR - COGNATE  CSD 300 - (EPW) Scientific and Professional Writing in CSD  — NUTR 110 - (E) Introduction to Nutrition   3 3
 MAJOR  CSD 303 - Principles of Audiology  ** 3  
 GE NSCI  PHYS 120/PHYS 120L - (E) General Physics I  or CHEM 112/112L (E) General and Analytical Chemistry   4-4.5  
 GE FREE ELECT- HUMN ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Electives — HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 6 6
 GE D  DIVERSITY ELECTIVE - Diversity Elective   3
 GE COGNATE ELECT  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Elective   3
    16-16.5 15

Fourth Year

                              
 MAJOR  CSD 400 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism  — CSD 409 - Speech & Hearing Science   4 4
 MAJOR  CSD 403 - Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders in Healthcare  ** — CSD 412 - (EPW) Introduction to Research Methods in CSD   3 3
 MAJOR  CSD 406 - Introduction to SLP/Audiology in the Schools   3  
 GE COGNATE - MAJOR  HPRO 230 - (D,S) Multicultural Health  — CSD 415 - Foundations of Clinical Practice and Interprofessional Collaboration   3 3
 GE HUMN ELECT - T/RS ELECT  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective — T/RS ELECT - Theology/Religious Studies Elective 3 3
    16 13
 

Total: 120-120.5 Credits

1The selection of a First Year Seminar may fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

**Includes a Community-Based Learning Project, coordinated via the department and faculty mentors.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Curriculum (3 Year Track)


   Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Int. Cr. Spr. Cr. Sum. Cr.

First Year

                                                
 GE COGNATE ELECT  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Elective 3      
 GE FYW   WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition  or COMM 108 - (FYW) Essential Writing Skills   3      
 GE FYDT-FYOC  CSD 100 - (FYDT,FYOC) Exploring the Communication Sciences & Disorders   3      
 GE E  BIOL 110/110L (E) Human Anatomy and Physiology  — BIOL 111/111L (E) Human Anatomy and Physiology   4   4  
 GE FREE ELECT  GE FREE ELECT - Free Elective 3   3  
 GE PHIL  PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy     3    
 GE S/BH  PSYC 110 - (S) Fundamentals of Psychology       3  
 MAJOR  CSD 103 - Introduction to Phonetics       3  
 GE T/RS  T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology       3 3
 COGNATE  COMM 109 - G/S/P Skill Set       1  
 GE HUMN ELECT  HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective       3
 FYSEM  First Year Seminar1        
    16 3 17 6

Second Year

       
 GE COGNATE  PHYS 120/PHYS 120L - (E) General Physics I  or CHEM 112/112L (E) General and Analytical Chemistry   4-4.5      
 COGNATE  NEUR 231 - (E) Behavioral Neuroscience   3      
 MAJOR  CSD 300 - (EPW) Scientific and Professional Writing in CSD   3      
 MAJOR - GE HUMN ELECT  CSD 303 - Principles of Audiology ** — HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 3 3  
 MAJOR  CSD 200 - Foundations of Speech & Language Development & Psycholinguistics  — CSD 203 - Introduction to Developmental Speech & Language Disorders ** 3   3  
 GE COGNATE  PSYC 210 - (Q) Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences       3  
 GE COGNATE ELECT  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Elective     3  
 COGNATE  NUTR 110 - (E) Introduction to Nutrition       3  
 GE PHIL - GE T/RS  PHIL 210 - Ethics  — T/RS ELECT Theology Elective     3 3
 FREE ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Elective       3
    16-16.5 3 18 6

Third Year

       
 MAJOR  CSD 400 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism  — CSD 412 - (EPW) Introduction to Research Methods in CSD   4   3  
 MAJOR  CSD 403 - Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders in Healthcare ** — CSD 415 - Foundations of Clinical Practice and Interprofessional Collaboration   3   3  
 GE COGNATE  HPRO 230 - (D,S) Multicultural Health   3      
 GE FREE ELECT - HUMN ELECT  FREE ELECT - Free Elective — HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective 3 3    
 MAJOR  CSD 406 - Introduction to SLP/Audiology in the Schools  — CSD 409 - Speech & Hearing Science   3   4  
 COGNATE ELECT  COGNATE ELECT - Cognate Elective     3  
 GE D  DIVERSITY ELECT - Diversity Elective     3  
                          16 3 16  
 

TOTAL: 120-120.5 Credits

1The selection of a First Year Seminar may fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement. Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester. Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.
** Includes a Community-Based Learning Project, coordinated via the department and faculty mentors.

GE Requirements (44 credits)


Free Electives (12 credits)