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Courses and Descriptions

Departmental permission is required for enrollment in all CMD courses.

PREREQUISITE/Undergraduate COURSES

CMD 200 - Introduction to Developmental Communication Disorders
CMD 201 - Introduction to Communication Disorders in Medical Settings
CMD 203 - Phonetics and Phonological Systems
CMD 317 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
CMD 319 - Language Development: Ages Birth to Five
CMD 320 - Introduction to Hearing Science
CMD 321 - Introduction to Audiology
CMD 418 - Neurological Bases of Communication
CMD 419 - Language Acquisition: School Age-Adolescence
CMD 420 - Speech Science
CMD 461 - Clinical Practice of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Additionally, students must complete a minimum of 25 observation hours of practicing speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

REQUIRED GRADUATE COURSES

CMD 527 - Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders
CMD 503 - Research Methods in Communication Disorders
CMD 531 - Disorders of Phonology
CMD 537 - Cognitively Based Communication Disorders in Adults
CMD 545 - Disorders of Fluency
CMD 550 - Language Acquisition Disorders:  Birth to Five
CMD 551 - Language Acquisition Disorders: School Age
CMD 583 - Voice and Velopharyngeal Disorders
CMD 627 - Dysphagia

A total of 69-72 credits, completed over six semesters full-time, is required for graduation.

ELECTIVES

Must choose 2 of the following:
CMD 602 - Augmentative & Alternative Communication
CMD 608 - Topics in Medical Speech-Language Pathology
CMD 610 - Developmental Disabilities
CMD 652 - Autism Spectrum Disorders
CMD 656 - Literacy for the SLP
CMD 665 - Counseling and Guidance Procedures in Speech and Hearing

Must chose 1 of the following:
CMD 559 - Educational Audiology
CMD 575 - Central Auditory Processing Disorders in Children

PRACTICUM COURSES

CMD 560 - Speech & Language Practicum A
CMD 561 - Speech & Language Practicum B
CMD 562 - School Practicum
CMD 564 - Speech & Language Practicum C
CMD 568 - Audiology Practicum
CMD 569 - Advanced Clinical Practicum

CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE COURSES

CMD 590 - Thesis Seminar 1
CMD 591 - Thesis Seminar 2
CMD 605 - Special Project in Communication Disorders

Courses required for ASHA certification (These requirements may be satisfied by courses in the Liberal Education Program as electives.):
MAT 107 - Elementary Statistics
One course in Chemistry or Physics
One course in a Biological Science with a content area related to human or animal science
Two courses in the social/behavioral sciences in psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health

Required coursework for Professional Certification in Connecticut Public Schools
One of the following:  SED 481, 482, 225

Two courses of the following: PSY 210, PSY 215, PSY 311, PSY 313, PSY 370, PSY 371, EDU 200, EDU 301, EDU 309, EDU 312, EDU 318, SED 325, SED 375

See the Undergraduate Catalog and the Graduate School Catalog for descriptions of Communication Disorders courses.