Our Bachelor of Science degree (B.S) provides pre-professional background for students interested in pursuing a career in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. Courses focus on normal communication development, the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism, the acoustics of speech, phonetics, and an introduction to audiology and speech-language disorders. Students interested in this major should have a good background in biology and enjoy working with people.
The bachelor’s degree is pre-professional and, therefore, preparatory to various graduate professional degrees in the clinical sciences. The master’s degree (M.S.) is the minimal, entry-level requirement to obtain full licensure in speech-language pathology (State of Oklahoma) and national certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Tulsa campus: The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders also offers a B.S program at the OSU-Tulsa campus. The Stillwater curriculum is duplicated on the Tulsa campus. Once admitted to the program, students may take classes on either the Stillwater or Tulsa Campuses. To seek more information regarding the B.S program at OSU-Tulsa, please contact the Undergraduate advisor at the Tulsa campus.
General Education Requirements – 41 hours
College/Departmental Requirements – 13 hours
Major Requirements – 48 hours
Electives – 18 hours
*Taken either fall or spring semester
Notes: Statistics is required for ASHA certification, and a grade of C or higher is required in all prerequistes.
All undergraduate majors are required to complete a minimum of 25 hours of clinical observation. The goal is to provide students with examples of a broad range of clinical activities including diagnostic evaluations and treatment with individuals having a variety of communication disorders across the life span. Ideally, all observation should be of professional speech-language pathologists or audiologists.
Clinical observations are required in the following courses (in Stillwater only):
CDIS 2223 Speech & Language Development
CDIS 3113 Communication Disorders in Children
CDIS 4013 Diagnostics
CDIS 4023 Clinical Methods and Issues
CDIS 4133 Audiology Treatment
CDIS 4433 Communication Disorders in Adults
Additional observation hours may be required for other courses.
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