Communication Sciences & Disorders Major
The Linguistics Program, housed within the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, offers three majors (Communication Sciences & Disorders, Linguistics and Linguistics-TESOL Concentration.
To be a speech therapist/pathologist, a Master's degree in SLP is required for state certification. Graduate SLP programs have varying requirements. Students should check their targeted graduate programs early on to determine those graduate programs' admission requirements and plan accordingly.
Goal 1: Students will know what the field of linguistics is and understand how language works.
Outcome 1.1: Identify the main areas of linguistic analysis by providing relevant examples and explaining how linguistic analysis is used to describe how language works.
Goal 2: Students will know how to perform linguistic research.
Outcome 2.1: Conduct original linguistic research according to standards within the field.
Goal 3: Students will discuss linguistic topics and apply what they learn to real-life settings.
Outcome 3.1: Communicate effectively in oral presentations and discussions on linguistic-related topics.
Outcome 3.2: Analyze linguistic issues or problems (qualitatively or quantitatively) in real-life settings and formulate creative responses.
Goal 4: Students will be aware of and appreciate language differences that exist among speakers of the same or different languages in light of their own language background.
Outcome 4.1: Identify particular aspects of linguistic beauty and creativity in their various forms (i.e., sounds, instances of lexical variation, acquisition stages, morphological irregularities, etc.).
Outcome 4.2: Identify their own language beliefs and values as well as those of others and respectfully discuss linguistic differences that characterize speakers from various linguistic backgrounds.
The traditional undergraduate programs includes a minimum of 120 credits distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas1:
- Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
- Ethics Intensive
- Writing Intensive, and
Overlay requirements are part of the 120 credit requirements
General Education Signature Courses
General Education Variable Courses
See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses
General Education Overlays
General Education Integrative Learning Component
See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses:
|PHY 101||General Physics I||3|
|or CHM 120||General Chemistry I|
|MAT 118||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|PSY 120||Lifespan Development||3|
|or PSY 231||Developmental Psychology|
|LIN 200||Introduction to Linguistics||3|
|LIN 203||English Grammar||3|
|LIN 210||Speech Science||3|
|LIN 211||Speech Development & Disorders||3|
|LIN 281||First Language Acquisition||3|
|LIN 310||Hearing Science||3|
|or PSY 229||Psycholinguistics|
|LIN 321||Intro: Communication Disorders||3|
|LIN 322||Intro to Audiology||3|
|LIN 323||Anatomy&Phys of Speech&Hearing||3|
|LIN 420||SLP/AuD Research Methods||3|
|or HSC 331||Health Sciences Research|
|or SOC 312||Research Methods|
|or PSY 210||Research Methods|
|25 SLP observation hours are also required|