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Speech and Hearing Sciences (BS SHS)

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General Education Requirements (56-60 Hours)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  CA 110

  2. 3 hours from:  EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236

  3. 3 hours from:  ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101

  4. 3 hours from:  AFR 101, ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 203, ARS 101, CLA 110, DRA 110, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 131, LGS 141, LGS 142, LGS 161, LGS 162, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 181, LGS 182, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, LGS 241, LGS 242, LGS 261, LGS 262, LGS 281, LGS 282, MUL 101, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-12 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 112, MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, MA 238

  2. 4  hours from:  BLY 121 & BLY 121L,

  3. 4 hours from:  BLY 122 & BLY 122L, CH 101 & CH 101L, CH 103 & CH 103L, CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132LPH 115 & PH 115L, PH 201 & PH 201L, PH 202 & PH 202L

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 3 hours:  PSY 120

  3. 6 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, CJ 105, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

Area V - Pre-Professional Major & electives (15-18 Hours)

  1.  0-3 hours from **CIS 010, CIS 150, CIS 250

  2. 4 hours:  BMD 251

  3. 4 hours:  BMD 252

  4. 3 hours from:  ST 210, ST 305

  5. 4 hours from:  PH 104 & PH 104L or higher

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Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136)

All undergraduates must complete two designated writing credit (W) courses, at least one of which must be in the student's major or minor.

Major Requirements (53-54 Hours)

Electives  (6 Courses, 18 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from: PSY 250, PSY 350

  2. 3 hours from: PSY 250, BLY 207, HSC 450, SY 372, LS 479, GRN 290, IST 201, IST 401, SY 435

  3. 3 hours from: PSY 270, PSY 485, IST 320, IS 100, IS 200), AN 100, AN 101, AN 340, AN 344, AN 347, AN 496, AFR 101, LG 110, LG 305, GS 101, PSC 452, REL 352, REL 354, REL 355, SY 220

  4. 6 hours from: PSY 250, PSY 250, PSY 270, PSY 485 (PSY courses of your choice – any Psychology course besides PSY 120)

  5. 3 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, AN 340, AN 344, AN 347, AN 496, AFR 101, BLY 207, GRN 290, GS 101, HSC 450, IST 100, IST 200, IST 201, IST 320, IST 401, LG 110, LG 305, LS 479, PSC 452, PSY 250, PSY 270, PSY 485, REL 352, REL 354, REL 355, SY220, PSY 250, PSY 350, SY 372, SY 435

Required Speech and Hearing (SHS) Courses (11 Courses, 35-36 Hours)

  1. 32 hours: SHS 201, SHS 302, SHS 315, SHS 331, SHS 341, SHS 373, SHS 374, SHS 414, SHS 431, SHS 453

  2. 3-4 hours from:  SHS 480, SHS 481

Minor Requirements (0 Hours)

A minor is required for this degree program


Notes:

* Recommended Course

Courses in BOLD are recommended for the program.


Additional Information

** Students complete BMD 251, BMD 252, CIS 150 or CIS 010 or CIS 250, and PH 104 & PH 104L during the first two years. An overall GPA of 2.75 is recommended prior to enrolling in SHS 315 and SHS 341.  Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all upper-level  (300-400) SHS courses. Select students will take SHS 481 in place of SHS 480. Students will be selected to take SHS 481 on a competitive basis and must submit an application and its supplemental items to the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology by the advertised deadline. Students selected to take SHS 481 will be required to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and must earn a B or better in all SHS courses. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required. Students will need to take general electives to fill out any remaining credit hours needed.

  

Speech and Hearing Sciences (BS):  (123-124 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 101 English Composition I 3
MA 112  Precalculus Algebra 3
PSY 120 General Psychology 3
CA 110 Public Speaking 3
Humanities **Area II, D 3
     
      Total Hours 15 

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 102 English Composition II 3
BLY 121 with Lab General Biology I 4
Major Elective **Area V, Required Elective 3
  Multicultural Elective 3
HY **Area IV, A- History Elective 3
     
      Total Hours 16 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
BMD 251 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
SHS 201 Intro to Comm Disorders 3
PH 104 Concepts of Physics 4
CIS 150 Intro to Computer App1 OR 3
CIS 010 CIS Proficiency and 0
  General Elective 3
     
     
      Total Hours  17

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
BMD 252 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
ST  ST 210 Stat Reasoning & Application OR ST 305 Applied Stats for Health Sci. 3
EH Literature Elective 3
HY, Social/Behavioral Science **Area IV, A - History Sequence *** OR Social Science Elective 3
  General Elective 3
     
      Total Hours 16 

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
SHS 315 Speech Science 3
SHS 341 Clinical Phonetics 4
PSY Psychology Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts  **Area II, B, C, D- Literature Sequence *** OR Humanities Elective 3
HY, Social/Behavioral Science **Area IV, C - Social Science 3
     
      Total Hours  16

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
SHS 302 Audiology & Hearing Science 3
SHS 331 Normal Language Acquisition (W) 3
PSY Human Development Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts **Area II, C - Fine Arts Elective 3
  General Elective 3
     
     
      Total Hours  15

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
SHS 453  Intro to Speech Disorders 3
SHS 373 Audiology I 4
PSY Psychology Elective 3
  Aging Elective 3
  General Elective 3
     
      Total Hours  16

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
SHS 414 Neurological Bases of Communication 3
SHS 431 Intro to Language Disorders 3
SHS 374  Audiology II 3
SHS 480 Intro to Clinical Methods (W) OR 3
SHS 481 Intro to Clinical Practicum (W) 4
     
      Total Hours 12 or 13 
Notes
1Student has two option of passing the Computer Proficiency Exam (CIS 010) or taking CIS 150 or CIS 250.
*** A two-course sequence must be completed in either Literature or History.
* Recommended Course
** See Degree Requirements

Requirements For The Speech And Hearing Sciences Departmental Honors Program

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences degree program may complete requirements to earn the Departmental Honors designation. Students will work with a faculty mentor from the Speech and Hearing Sciences program and two other faculty members to complete a Senior Honors Thesis project. See the SHS program webpage on the Department of Speech and Pathology and Audiology website for specific criteria.

Speech Pathology and Audiology Faculty (251) 445-9378
Chair Elizabeth M. Adams 
Dean Emeritus Talbott
Professor Emeritus Dagenais, Evans, Sellers
Associate Professor Emeritus Moore
Assistant Professor Emeritus Holston
Professor Beverly
Associate Professors Adams, Davis, Gordon-Hickey, Ramkissoon
Assistant Professors Choi, Flagge, Garand, Henbest, Mosley, Nichols, Rishiq, Roberts, Smith
Senior Instructor Hudson
Instructors Brown, Hill, Wiles
   

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology website
https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/alliedhealth/speechandhearing

The mission of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology is to provide undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs that challenge the students to achieve the highest standards of academic learning, scientific inquiry and clinical excellence. The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology seeks to deliver a comprehensive program of academic, research and clinical training in the areas of speech, language and hearing development and disorders. The Department offers a minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology, Doctor of Audiology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree programs.

The undergraduate program in Speech and Hearing Sciences readies the graduate for a variety of career and educational options based on the knowledge gained from this degree and individual interests and skills.  Students who complete the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree program will meet all the academic and practicum requirements to be eligible for the Clinical Fellowship (CF) that leads to national certification (CCC-SLP) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and eligibility for the Alabama state licensure. Students who complete the Doctor of Audiology degree program will meet all the academic and practicum requirements for national certification (CCC- A) and will also be eligible for the Alabama state licensure.   

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science, Speech-Language Pathology (MSRS SLP) degree aimed at providing students with rich, robust, clinically relevant, and evidence-based learning experiences. Graduates will have a strong understanding of entry-level and advanced clinical services, will utilize evidence-based research relevant to the field, demonstrate leadership skills that impact delivery of high quality care for patients, and develop skills needed to serve as a patient educator, clinical educator, or faculty member. This program is intended to support international clinicians and academicians wishing to gain further experience with a variety of disorders and principles of rehabilitation. This program is not accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) and does not lead to licensure or professional certification in the United States. Graduation from this program does not guarantee admission to a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology or Doctor of Audiology programs. Students enrolled in this program are not eligible for federal financial aid. Admission to the MSRS SLP program is on a competitive basis. For admissions information, visit the department’s website.  The MSRS SLP program is an in-residence program requiring 30 credit hours.

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of South Alabama is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800)-498-2071 or (301)-296-5700.

The Doctor of Audiology program at the University of South Alabama is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800)-498-2071 or (301)-296-5700.