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Communicative Sciences and Disorders - Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders is designed to disseminate existing knowledge of speech, language, and hearing disorders, and to provide clinical experience in the recognition, prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders. The undergraduate program ultimately prepares students for graduate study in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.

In the undergraduate program, students engage in a wide range clinical experiences under the direct supervision of ASHA certified faculty and clinical staff. These experiences include mass screenings, public education, diagnostic evaluations, individual therapy, and group therapy. Through the Hampton University Speech- Language and Hearing clinic, students are given the opportunity to serve children and adults with diverse communication disorders, such as articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, language delays, language disorders associated with cognitive impairments, and speech and language disorders associated with hearing impairments. Students may also gain experience with providing dialect and accent reduction services.

Admission Procedures
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Communicative Sciences and Disorders
UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM

Freshman Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester
English 101-102 3 3
Mathematics 110 3  
Freshman Orientation 1  
History 106 3  
P.E. Activity 1 1
Biology 103 4  
Oral Comm. 103   3
Humanities 201   3
Psychology 203   3
CDS 201 Introduction to Communicative Sciences and Disorders   3
Total Credits 15 16
 
Sophomore Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester
Foreign Language 3 3
SOC 205 3  
Humanities 3  
Psychology 311   3
Physical Science Elective   3
CDS 224 Phonetics 3  
CDS 227 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Mechanism 3  
CDS 228 Articulation Development and Disorders   3
CDS 300 Language Development   3
Total Credits 15 15
 
Junior Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester
CDS 301 Language Disorders in Children and Adolescents 3
CDS 310 Clinical Observation 1
CDS 311 Clinical Apprenticeship 1
CDS 315 Diagnostic Methods in Speech Language Pathology 3
CDS 316 Treatment Methods in Communication Disorders 3
Psychology 346 3
Free Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
Special Education 307 3
CDS 331 Introduction to Audiology 3
CDS 332 Audiologic Assessment and Management 3
CDS 305 or CDS 499 3
Total Credits 16 16
 
Senior Year 1st Semester 2nd Semester
CDS 438 Introduction to Speech Science 3
CDS 425 Supervised Experience in Speech Pathology and Audiology I 4
CDS 429 Aural Rehabilitation 3
CDS 426* Supervised Experience in Speech Pathology and Audiology II 4
CDS 432 Speech and Hearing Seminar 3
CDS 436 Differential Audiology 3
CDS 431 Neuroscience for Students in Communicative Sciences and Disorders 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Total Credits 16 13
 
TOTAL HOURS 122 Semester Hours

*Successful completion requires 50 clock hours of supervised clinical experience. CDS electives include CDS 305, CDS 431, CDS 438, and CDS 499.

Undergraduate Course Electives

CDS 305 – Language Development II – Spring offering
CDS 431 – Neuroscience for Students in Communicative Sciences and Disorders –Fall offering
CDS 438 – Introduction to Speech Science –Spring offering
CDS 499 – Independent Study – Offered every Fall and Spring semesters