Mission for the Undergraduate Program in the School of Communicative Disorders
The mission of the undergraduate program in the School of Communicative Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is to provide students a liberal education that prepares them to be global citizens. Students develop beginning knowledge and clinical skills in the area of communicative disorders. Upon completion of this pre-professional program, students are eligible to apply to a graduate program leading to a Master’s of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and/or a Clinical Doctorate in Audiology.
Education Option | Course Descriptions
UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
The undergraduate degree in communicative disorders is the first step leading to certification in speech and language pathology or audiology. The second step is completion of the Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or the Au.D. The undergraduate major has an education option and a clinical option. The education option provides coursework which contributes to the requirements for a teacher's certificate in the State of Wisconsin and most other states.
The clinical option does not. Both options provide coursework contributing to the requirements for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The option you choose should reflect careful consideration of possible career goals. Career information can be obtained from the coordinators of undergraduate programs and other members of the School of Communicative Disorders.
Undergraduate Academic Standards
- Students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 (4 point scale) to enroll in the lower division preprofessional coursework of the major. The lower division preprofessional coursework consists of the following courses: ComD 108, 160, 264, 266 and 267.
- To enroll in upper division professional coursework the student must complete the lower division pre-professional coursework with a GPA of 3.0 and have an overall GPA of 2.75 (4 point scale). The upper division professional coursework consists of all 300-400 level courses.
- Student must earn a grade of "C" or better in required Communicative Disorders coursework in order to receive credit toward the major.
- Students are required to maintain the GPA standards of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in-major GPA throughout the upper division coursework.
- A student failing to meet either the overall or in-major GPA will be placed on probation in the major. The student must meet the above GPAs by the end of the probationary semester to continue in the major. Only one probationary semester is allowed.
- All courses taken in the major are used in determining the GPA, regardless of a declaration of academic bankruptcy. A student may petition the school's academic programs committee for exception.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EDUCATION OPTION
Requirements for B.S. Degree: Education Option
A student must complete a minimum of 120 credits of academic coursework. Complete course descriptions are in the University catalog.
- Required Courses in Communicative Disorders
R=required E=elective W=writing emphasis
- ComD 108 - Introduction to Communicative Disorders 3crs. (R)
- ComD 260 - Phonetics 3 crs. (R)
- ComD 264 - Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Language 3 crs. (R)
- ComD 266 - Normal Language Development 3 crs. (R)
- ComD 267 - Normal Development Lab 1 crs. (R) W
- ComD 345 - Phonological and Articulation Development & Disorders 3 crs. (R)
- ComD 351 - Audiometry 4 crs. (R)
- ComD 352 - Audiologic (Re)Habilitation 3 crs. (R)
- ComD 360 - Clinical Procedures 3 crs. (R) W
- ComD 366 - Language Impairments in Young Children 3 crs.(R)
- ComD 367 - Language Programming in Educational Settings (E)
- ComD 457 - Introduction to Speech & Hearing Science 4 crs. (R)
- ComD 490 - Senior Seminar (E)
- ComD 495 - Clinical Practicum 2 crs. (R) W
- ComD 499 - Special Work
- Collateral Courses
- Psych 110 - General Psychology 3 crs. (R)
- Psych 260 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology 3 crs. OR
- HD 265 - Human Growth and Development 3 crs. (R)
- Psych 300 - Statistics for Psychologists 4 crs. (R) OR
- Math 355 - Elementary Statistical Methods 4 crs. (R)
- Psych 325 - Physiological Psychology 3 crs. (R)
One course from the following 3 credit courses:
- Communication 385 - Provider-Patient Communication
- Communication 390 - Introduction to Health Communication
- Human Development 360 - Infant and Toddler Development
- Human Development 363 - Development of the Preschool Child
- Human Development 364 - Infant Development and Programming
- Philosophy 302 - Ethics and Medicine
- Political Science 306 - Health Politics and Policies
- Psychology 315 - The Psychology of Adolescence
- Psychology 375 - Learning
- Psychology 385 - Health Psychology
- Sociology 224 - Sociology of Childhood
- Sociology 310 - Social Psychology
- Sociology 366 - Sociology of Aging
- Sociology 467 - Social Gerontology
One of the following (R):
- Psych 330 - Perception 3 crs. OR
- Psych 331 - Cognitive Psychology 3 crs.
- Education Option - SLP
Education Option - AuD
- Ed. 200 - Professional Portfolio Development 1 cr. (R)
- Ed. 205 - Education in a Pluralistic Society 1-2 crs. (R)
- Ed. 300 - Professional Portfolio Development II 1 cr. (R)
- Ed. 351 - Teaching Children and Youth with Exceptional Needs in the Classroom 3 crs. (R)
- Ed. 381 - Educational Psychology 3 crs. (R)
- HIST 176 - United States to 1877 3 crs. (R)
- HIST 177 - United States Since 1877 3 crs. (R) OR
- Poli Sci 101 - American Politics 3 crs. (R)
- Ed. 205 - Education in a Pluralistic Society 1-2crs. (R)
- Ed. 381 - Educational Psychology 3crs. (R)
- General Degree Requirements:
- English 101, 102
- Communication 101
- Environmental Literacy
- Math 100 + 4 crs. (BS)
- Natural Science (BS) 12-15 crs. - one 100 level course max
- Physics 115 or 101
- Chemistry 101 or 100
- Biology 160 or 101
- History - 3 crs (BS) 3 crs
- Humanities and Social Sci - 18 crs.
- Humanities: (BS) 6-12
- Social Science: (BS) 6-12
- Writing Emphasis - 6 crs
- CD 267 (1 cr)
- CD 360 (3 crs)
- CD 495 - (2 crs.)
- Non-Western Culture - 3 crs
- Minority Studies - 3 crs
- Phy Ed & Health - 3crs. Aerobics/Activity
- Health Enhancement
- Completion of sufficient elective credits to obtain the credit hour requirements.