BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Units required for Major: 52-55 (40-43 CSAD courses + 12 major prerequisites)
A student must have a 2.5 GPA in the major in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. To achieve this GPA, students may repeat up to a maximum of 16 units of coursework in the major in courses for which grades of C- or below were earned, contingent upon their eligibility to do so under the campus policy on repeating courses. Repeated course grades will either be forgiven or averaged with the new grade according to the campus policy on repeating courses. Students must complete the major prerequisites before beginning courses in Communication Science and Disorders.
Undergraduate courses are designed for students to begin in the fall semester and progress in a proscribed sequence.
It is strongly recommended that students:
- Take a course in physics and/or chemistry as some programs offering the Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Sciences and Disorders will require it.
- Finish all Undergraduate General Education units before beginning major coursework.
|Required Major Prerequisite Courses (12 Units)|
|CHDV 30||Human Development (or other course in Human Development through the lifespan)||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Statistics|
|Statistics and Research for Social Workers|
|Statistics for Psychology|
|Introduction to Statistics for Sociologists|
Other introductory Statistics course
|PSYC 2||Introductory Psychology (or other course in Introduction to Psychology)||3|
|DEAF 51||American Sign Language 1 (or other course in sign language)||3|
|Required Upper Division Courses (43 Units)|
|Semester 1, Fall|
|CSAD 110||Physics of Sound and Phonetics||4|
|CSAD 111||Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism||3|
|CSAD 112||Language Science and Development||3|
|Semester 2, Spring|
|CSAD 125||Developmental and Acquired Neurogenic Language Disorders Across the Lifespan||3|
|CSAD 126||Speech Sound Development and Disorders in Children: Aspects of Articulation and Phonology||3|
|CSAD 130||Audiology and Hearing Testing||3|
|CSAD 145||Supervised Field Observations||1|
|Semester 3, Fall|
|CSAD 123||Voice and Fluency||3|
|CSAD 142||Topics in Autism Spectrum Disorders||2|
|CSAD 146||Introduction to Clinical Issues and Methods 1||3|
|CSAD 147||Assessment Procedures||3|
|Semester 4, Spring|
|CSAD 127||Introduction to Medical Speech Pathology||3|
|CSAD 133||Aural Rehabilitation||3|
|CSAD 143||Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations||3|
|CSAD 148||Research in Speech - Language Pathology and Audiology||3|
Offered Fall or Spring. Required for students who plan to apply to Sacramento State for the Master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Recommended for students who plan to apply to graduate programs at other universities. Optional for students who do not plan to attend graduate school.
Note: Students must submit a signed record of all observation hours and supervised clinical clock hours to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. Students should retain a second copy for their personal records.
Prior to enrolling in CSAD 146, students must fulfill the following requirements: