Communication Disorders: Sample 4-Year Plan

The four-year plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample 4-Year Plan: Communication Disorders Major – Bachelor of Arts (BA) &
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
 
FALL—Semester 1
Credit Hours
CMDS 200: Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
Essential Skills: ENG 190 Writing as Critical Thinking3
Foreign Language - Elementary3
Scientific - Life Science Mode (not AGSC 100) *4
Freshman Program1
CMDS 101, Clinical Observation I 0.5
Total14.5
SPRING—Semester 2
CMDS 200: Introduction to Communication Disorders (if not taken in Fall Semester) or Elective3
Essential Skills: COMM 170 Fundamentals of Speech3
Social Scientific Mode: PSYC 100 Psychological Inquiry
(fulfills both social science and required support)
3
Foreign Language - Elementary3
Essential Skills: MATH 156 College Algebra **3
Essential Skills: Personal Well Being2
CMDS 101: Clinical Observation I (if not taken in Fall Semester).5
Total17-18
FALL—Semester 3
CMDS 261: Phonetics3
BA or BS requirement3
Aesthetic - Literature Mode *3
Essential Skills: MATH 157 Plane Trigonometry **2
Scientific - Physical Science Mode *4
Total15
SPRING—Semester 4
CMDS 261 Phonetics (if not taken Fall Semester)3
CMDS 460: Language Development3
Missouri Statute:1-3
Required Support:
-PSYC 332, Child Development or
-PSYC 377, Developmental Psychology
3
BA or BS requirement3
Aesthetic - Fine Arts Mode*3
Elective1-6
Total13-16
FALL—Semester 5
CMDS 470: The Speech Mechanism3
CMDS 472: Audiology3
Required Support: LING 238 Introduction to Linguistics3
Essential Skills/Required Support: STAT 190 Basic Statistics3
Philosophical/Religious Mode*3
CMDS 301, Clinical Observation II0.5
Total15-16
SPRING—Semester 6
CMDS 380: Principles of Clinical Management3
CMDS 473 Aural Rehabilitation#3
CMDS 477 Articulation and Phonology#3
CMDS 550, Counseling, Collaboration and Consultation
--With Patients and Families of Individuals with Communication Disorders#
3
Interdisciplinary, Writing-Enhanced Junior Seminar3
Historical Mode3
Total18
FALL—Semester 7
CMDS 474: Speech and Hearing Science 3
CMDS 490: Professional Issues in Communication Disorders3
CAPSTONE: OPTION 1:
CMDS 480 Clinical Practice [WE]***
3
Elective^3
Elective^3
Intercultural Perspective *3
Elective3
Total17-18
SPRING—Semester 8
CAPSTONE: OPTION 2:
CMDS 489 Culminating Experience in Communication Disorders [WE] (3)
Students must complete one elective to obtain 30 hours in the CMDS Major
OR
3
CAPSTONE: OPTION 1:
CMDS 480 Clinical Practice [WE]*** - AND-
3
CMDS 550, Counseling, Collaboration and Consultation
With Patients and Families of Individuals with Communication Disorders#
3
Elective [if needed]3
Elective^3
Elective^3
Elective^3
Total15-18
TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED123
CMDS 475, Sign Language is offered as an elective 3
* or other LSP course
** MATH 186 Elementary Functions can be taken in place of MATH 156 College Algebra and MATH 157 Plane Trigonometry.
*** for clinical track
# CMDS 473, 477, and 550 are required for CMDS 480, Clinical Practice [CAPSTONE 1]. These are not required for [CAPSTONE OPTION 2: CMDS 489]
WE = Writing Enhanced
^NOTE: Selected graduate courses may be taken Fall or Spring semester senior year if undergraduate hours are not needed.
This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman’s Official Catalog.