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 Four Year Plan: Communication Disorders (BS or BA)

FALL - Semester 1

CMDS 101: Clinical Observation I
CMDS 200: Introduction to Communication Disorders
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
Elementary I Foreign Language
Math as placed

SPRING - Semester 2

COMM 170: Public Speaking
PSYC 166: General Psychology
Historical mode of inquiry
Elementary II Foreign Language
Math as placed

FALL - Semester 3

CMDS 261: Phonetics
BIOL 100: Biology
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
Intermediate I Foreign Language (BA)
Required support (BS)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 4

CMDS 460: Language Development
PSYC 332: Child Development or PSYC 377: Developmental Psychology
Physical Science mode of inquiry
Intermediate II Foreign Language (BA)
Required support (BS)
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 5

CMDS 301: Clinical Observation II
CMDS 470: The Speech Mechanism
CMDS 472: Audiology
LING 238: Introduction to Linguistics
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 6

CMDS 380: Principles of Clinical Management
CMDS 473: Aural Rehabilitation (for clinical capstone)
CMDS 477: Articulation and Phonology
JINS 3XX: Junior Seminar
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

FALL - Semester 7

CMDS 474: Speech & Hearing Science
CMDS 490: Professional Issues in Communication Disorders
Liberal Studies Program (LSP) coursework

SPRING - Semester 8

CMDS 480: Clinical Practice (for clinical capstone)
CMDS 489: Culminating Experience in Communication Disorders (for non-clinical capstone)
CMDS 550: Counseling, Collaboration and Consultation With Patients and Families of Individuals with Communication Disorders

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.

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