Communication Disorders, B.S.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriulum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100 Cap graduation image First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
Core II Communication3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT)3
Any CHM + Lab or PHY + Lab4
Core II Humanities3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT)3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
CD 415 Bison image Prof Literacies for SLPs (Capstone)3
Major-Specific
CD 101 Cap graduation image Intro Communic Disorders 13
CD 241 Cap graduation image Intro Communication Science 13
CD 228 Cap graduation image Language and Speech Dev 13
CD 229 Cap graduation image Anatomy Speech Mechanism 13
CD 239 Cap graduation image Phonetics 13
CD 322Dev Speech Disorders3
CD 328Developmental Lang Dis3
CD 330Acq Comm Swallowing Dis3
CD 370LField Exper: Sph & Lang3
CD 415 Bison image Prof Literacies for SLPs (Capstone)3
CD 424Diagnosis Comm Disorders3
CD 427Therapeutic Procedures II3
CD 470LTherapeutic Prodecures Lab2
CD 460Basic Audiology3
CD 463Aural Rehabilitation3
Any Biology Course4
CISP 421Child with Exceptionalities3
EDF 201Ed Psych Developing Learner3
Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3
Foreign Language3
PSY 223 Bison image Elem Behavioral Stat (or equivalent)3
PSY 311 Cap graduation image Child Development3
Additional Social Science3
Additional Humanities3
Free Elective3
Free Elective1
Free Elective1

Major Information

  • Students are required to know and track their degree requirements for graduation or for entrance to a professional school.
  • Course offerings and course attributes are subject to change semesters. Please consult each semesters schedule of courses for availability and attributes.
  • Foreign Language requirement may be met by taking 9 hours in one language or 6 hours in one language and CD 461 Sign Language for SLP.
  • Students must seek permission to register for CD courses (with the exception of CD 101 Intro Communic Disorders) from their academic advisor.

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Four Year Plan

The Department of Communication Disorders offers both an undergraduate and graduate degree in communication disorders. Speech pathologists specialize in the evaluation, remediation, and prevention of communication disorders and employment opportunities are excellent. A master’s degree is the standard entry-level credential in this field; however, a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders prepares students for graduate study in a variety of fields and leads to careers in speech pathology, audiology, and other professions.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CD 101 Cap graduation image Intro Communic Disorders 3
Core II Social Science 3
Core II Communication 3
FYS 100 Cap graduation image First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
MTH 121 Bison image  Cap graduation image Concepts and Applications (CT) 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
Any CHM + Lab or PHY + Lab 4
CD 241 Cap graduation image Intro Communication Science 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
CD 228 Cap graduation image Language and Speech Dev 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
PSY 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Introductory Psychology (CT) 3
Foreign Language 3
Multicultural/International 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CD 229 Cap graduation image Anatomy Speech Mechanism 3
CD 239 Cap graduation image Phonetics 3
PSY 311 Cap graduation image Child Development 3
Foreign Language 3
Core II Humanities 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
First Semester
CD 322 Dev Speech Disorders 3
CD 370L Field Exper: Sph & Lang 3
Any Biology Course w/ lab 4
Additional Social Science 3
Foreign Language 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CD 328 Developmental Lang Dis 3
CD 460 Basic Audiology 3
CISP 421 Child with Exceptionalities 3
CD 330 Acq Comm Swallowing Dis 3
Additional Humanities 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
CD 424 Diagnosis Comm Disorders 3
CD 463 Aural Rehabilitation 3
CD 415 Bison image Prof Literacies for SLPs 3
Writing Intensive 3
PSY 223 Bison image Elem Behavioral Stat (or equivalent) 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CD 427 Therapeutic Procedures II 3
CD 470L Therapeutic Prodecures Lab 2
EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner 3
Free Elective 1
Writing Intensive 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120