Curriculum

Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Course Work
In order to receive a Bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a student must complete courses that fulfill the UK CORE requirements and all required CSD courses. There are four required program courses that may be taken prior to being admitted to the CSD program at the University of Kentucky. These are:

  • CSD 277  - Intro. to Communication Sciences and Disorders (Fall only)
  • CSD 285  - Applied Phonetics (Fall only)
  • EDS 375 - Intro. To Education of Exceptional Children
  • One "Related Studies Course" (see related course list below).

Requirements for the Undergraduate Program in CSD

BASIC SCIENCE PRINCIPLES (REQUIRED BY the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for future professional certification)*

  • One 3-credit course in the Biological Sciences 
  • One 3-credit course in the Physical Sciences (Must be a Physics or Chemistry course)             
  • One 3-credit course in Social Sciences
  • PSY 100 - Intro to Psych (4 cr.) or PSY 110 - Intro to Psych (3 cr.)
  • Any 3-credit Statistics course (such as STA 210)

CSD MAJOR COURSES
Fall Semester - Junior Year

  • CSD 277 - Intro. to CSD  (3 cr.)  - May be taken prior to admission
  • CSD 285 - Applied Phonetics  (3 cr.)  - May be taken prior to admission
  • CSD 378 - Anatomy & Phys. of Speech  (3 cr.)               

Spring Semester - Junior Year

  • CSD 402 - Speech Sciences  (3 cr.)
  • CSD 484 - Intro. to Diagnostics (3 cr.)  

Fall Semester - Senior Year

  • CSD 491 - Audiology  (3 cr.)
  • CSD 571 - Neural Bases of Speech  (3 cr.)
  • CSD 482 - Clinical Management I  (3 cr.)

Spring Semester - Senior Year

  • CSD 410 - Language Development  (3 cr.)
  • CSD 483 - Clinical Management II  (3 cr.)
  • CSD 591 - Aural Rehabilitation  (3 cr.)
  • CSD 481 - Clinical Experience  (3 cr.)

Any Semester - Junior or Senior Years

  • EDS 375 - Intro to Ed. of Exp Child.**(3 cr.) - May be taken prior to admission
  • EDS 516 - Behavior Management**(3 cr.)

RELATED STUDIES REQUIREMENT

  • One 3-credit course in Linguistics – (for example LIN 211, 212, 221, 310, 317, 509) - May be taken prior to admission

ADDITIONAL COURSES REQUIRED FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION ONLY

  • EDP 202 - Human Dev. & Learn. *** (3 cr.)
  • EPE 301 - Ed. in Amer.Culture ***  (3 cr.)

*UK CORE Requirements will usually satisfy the ASHA basic sciences standards. Please see the Director of Undergraduate Studies for exact details and specifics of these major requirements.  ASHA Standard IV.A. The student must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and the social/behavioral sciences.  Applicants must have transcript credit (can include course work, advanced placement, CLEP, or examination of equivalency in each of these areas).

** Courses required for the CSD Program and traditionally for Teacher Certification.

***Optional courses for the CSD Program but required for application to a Teacher Certification Program

 
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