Degrees Offered with a Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts

Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Departmental Courses

LIN 5741Applied English Grammar3
LIN 6720Second Language Acquisition3
SPA 5051Clinical Observation in Audiology1
SPA 5102Auditory Anatomy and Physiology2
SPA 5204Phonological Disorders3
SPA 5211Voice Disorders3
SPA 5225Principles of Speech Pathology: Stuttering3
SPA 5254Neurocognitive Language Disorders3
SPA 5304Principles of Audiological Evaluation3
SPA 5401Speech Pathology Language Disorder3
SPA 6010Basic Auditory Sciences3
SPA 6133LHearing Aid Analysis Laboratory1
SPA 6233Speech Motor Control Disorders3
SPA 6270Auditory Processing Disorders3
SPA 6305Pediatric Audiology3
SPA 6311Medical Audiology3
SPA 6317Vestibular Disorders2
SPA 6323Audiologic Rehabilitation for Adults2
SPA 6324Audiologic Rehabilitation for Children2
SPA 6340Amplification I2
SPA 6341Amplification II2
SPA 6390Proseminar: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology3
SPA 6410Adult Language Disorders3
SPA 6506Clinical Clerkship in Audiology1
SPA 6524Practicum in Speech-Language Therapy: UFSHC1-6
SPA 6531Clinical Practice in Hearing Assessment1-6
SPA 6564Communication and Aging3
SPA 6581Special Clinical1-9
SPA 6805Introduction to Graduate Research3
SPA 6905Individual Study1-3
SPA 6910Supervised Research1-5
SPA 6930Proseminar in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology1
SPA 6935Applied Reading Disabilities: Diagnosis and Treatment3
SPA 6936Special Topics3
SPA 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
SPA 6942Externship in Speech-Language Pathology7-12
SPA 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
SPA 7306Audiologic Assessment in a Medical Setting5
SPA 7318Clinical Auditory Electrophysiology5
SPA 7319Balance Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment5
SPA 7325Audiologic Rehabilitation5
SPA 7343Cochlear Implants and Assistive Devices5
SPA 7348Principles of Amplification5
SPA 7353Environmental Hearing Conservation5
SPA 7354Seminar in Audiology: Hearing Conservation and Noise Control3
SPA 7391Business and Professional Issues in Audiology5
SPA 7566Counseling Individuals with Hearing Losses5
SPA 7945Graduate Practicum in Audiology3-6
SPA 7958Clinical Externship3-12
SPA 7979Advanced Research1-12
SPA 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15

College of Public Health and Health Professions Courses

GEY 5935Topics in Gerontology3
GEY 6220Overview of Geriatric Care Management3
GEY 6306Interpersonal Communication Within the Aging Network3
GEY 6646Issues and Concepts in Gerontology3
GEY 6936Professional Development in Gerontology/Geriatrics1-2
HSC 6905Independent Study1-3
HSC 6910Supervised Research1-5
HSC 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
PHC 6053Regression Methods for the Health and Life Sciences3
PHC 6193Qualitative Data Analysis3
PHC 6195Health information for Diverse Populations: Theory & Methods3
PHC 6447Ecology of HIV/Aids in the Rural South3
PHC 6917Supervised Research Project1-6
PHC 6945Public Health Practicum1-6
PHC 6946Public Health Internship1-9
PHC 7587Theory Development and Testing in Behavioral & Community Public Health2
PHC 7907Social and Behavioral Science Journal Club1
RCS 6036Or to Forensic Vt P3
RCS 6601Forensic Rehabilitation Consultation I3
RSD 6110Rehabilitation Science Theory and Application I3
RSD 6905Individual Work1-4
RSD 6910Supervised Research1-5
RSD 6930Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science1-4
RSD 6940Supervised Teaching1-3
RSD 7979Advanced Research1-12
RSD 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15

Communication Sciences & Disorders (Ph.D.)

Communicate theoretical understanding
Students communicate theoretical understandings and the evidence for them to audiences which may include members with varying degrees of experience and/or expertise

Evaluate and discuss research
Students critically evaluate research design and discuss the impact of research findings on relevant theory.

Supervised Teaching
Students teach an undergraduate class.

Students understand the grant mechanisms available to our field and how to write proposals to secure grant funding.

Students produce original data-based research papers suitable for publication in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals. 

Communication Sciences & Disorders (M.A.)         

SLO 1    
Students will demonstrate knowledge of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing processes,
including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, and cultural bases in academic and clinical settings

SLO 2    
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication and swallowing disorders, including consideration of anatomical/physiological, psychological, developmental, social, linguistic and cultural correlates of the disorders, in academic and clinical settings

SLO 3    
Students will display clinical skills needed to assess and diagnose speech, language, and swallowing disorders

SLO 4    
Students will apply clinical skills needed to provide efficacious and appropriate intervention for individuals with speech, language, and swallowing disorders

SLO 5    
Professional Behavior 
Students will demonstrate ethical behavior and compliance with the University's rules and policies during interactions with program faculty and staff,
clients/patients and their families/caregivers, as well as with other professionals

SLO 6    
Professional Behavior 
Students will apply professional knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based assessment and intervention practices that incorporate the needs, values,
and cultural/linguistic background of the client/patient and/or their caregivers