BS in Communication Disorders

The Department of Communication Disorders at Auburn University offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders which prepares students to pursue graduate education in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Graduates will be fully prepared for graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology leading to attainment of the Certificate of Clinical Competence in their area of specialty.

Undergraduate degree offered:

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communication Disorders
    Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Nancy Haak, e-mail: haaknan@auburn.edu

Dr. Rebekah Pindzola, Chair, e-mail: pindzrh@auburn.edu

Department of Communication Disorders
1199 Haley Center
Phone: 334-884-9600
Fax: 334-844-4585

 

Curriculum in Communication Disorders

Students desiring the Communication Disorders (CMDS) major must formally apply for admission to the program after completion of 30 semester hours of course work that meets university core requirements.

Applications and procedures for admission are available in the CMDS Department, Haley 1199. Students must apply for admission by January 30 to begin the major in summer semester and applications must be received by May 30 to begin the major in fall semester. Applications may be submitted at any time prior to the deadlines. Students must earn a C or higher in each major courser. Must repeat CMDS courses with grade below C to count in major; graduation may be delayed. Students must have a 3.0 GPA to take Clinical Practicum (CMDS 4910).

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
Foreign Language I (College Core)4Foreign Language II (College Core)4
Core History3Core Humanities13
Select one of the following:3Core Mathematics3
PSYC 2010/2017 Introduction to Psychology
 Core Social Science3
ANTH 1000 Introduction to Anthropology
  
SOCY 1000 Sociology: Global Perspective
  
Elective/Supporting course23 
 16 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 1000 Introduction to Biology
   & BIOL 1001 Introduction to Biology Laboratory
4COMM 1000 Public Speaking33
Core Literature3BIOL 1010 A Survey of Life
   & BIOL 1011 A Survey of Life Laboratory
4
CMDS 3000 Introduction to Speech Pathology-Audiology43Core Fine Arts3
Elective/Supporting courses25Core History to complete sequence3
 Elective/Supporting course23
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
CMDS 3400 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech3CMDS 3410 Phonetics3
CMDS 4520 Language Acquisition3CMDS 3560 Neuroanatomy for Communication Disorders3
CMDS 4600 Introduction to Audiology3CMDS 4560 Child and Adolescent Language Disorder3
Elective/Supporting courses25CMDS 4650 Introduction to Clinical Procedures in Audiology3
 Elective/Supporting course23
 14 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
CMDS 4510 Articulation Disorders3CMDS 4530 Fluency Disorders3
CMDS 4580 Introduction to Clinical Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology3CMDS 4540 Vocal Disorders3
CMDS 4400 Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders3CMDS 4620 Hearing Rehabilitation3
Elective/Supporting courses26CMDS 4910 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology51
 Elective/Supporting course23
 UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
 15 13
Total Hours: 120
1

If Literature requirement was completed prior to Fall 2013, Core Humanities must cover SLO 3.

2

Students should meet with their advisers for the listing of approved courses.

3

COMM 1000 fulfills SLO 7.

4

This course can be taken during the summer terms.

5

Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 to take EMDS 4910.

SUMMER STARTING SEQUENCE

Junior
SummerHours
CMDS 3000 Introduction to Speech Pathology-Audiology3
CMDS 3400 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech3
CMDS 4520 Language Acquisition3
Elective/Supporting course26
Junior
FallHours
CMDS 3410 Phonetics3
CMDS 3560 Neuroanatomy for Communication Disorders3
CMDS 4560 Child and Adolescent Language Disorder3
CMDS 4600 Introduction to Audiology3
Elective/Supporting course23
Senior
SummerHours
CMDS 4510 Articulation Disorders3
CMDS 4580 Introduction to Clinical Procedures in Speech-Language Pathology3
CMDS 4620 Hearing Rehabilitation3
Elective/Supporting courses28
Senior
FallHours
CMDS 4400 Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders3
CMDS 4530 Fluency Disorders3
CMDS 4540 Vocal Disorders3
CMDS 4650 Introduction to Clinical Procedures in Audiology3
CMDS 4910 Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology51
UNIV 4AA0 University Graduation0
2

Students should meet with their advisers for the listing of approved courses.

5

Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 to enroll in CMDS 4910.

TOTAL HOURS - 120


Last Updated: March 13, 2014