University Bulletin 2019-20

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Speech and Hearing Sciences (BS SHS)

Undergraduate students majoring in Speech and Hearing Sciences must complete each SHS course with a grade of "C" or better. Prior to enrolling in SHS courses at the 300 level, students must have achieved an overall GPA of 2.75. 

Course requirements for the baccalaureate degree are outlined below.

Requirements for a Major in Speech and Hearing Sciences  Credit Hours
Area I - Written Composition     6
EH 101 3 hrs    
EH 102 3 hrs    
Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts     12
 CA 110  3 hrs    
ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 240, ARH 242; ARS 101; MUL 101; DRA 110 3 hrs    
Literature Elective (EH 215 or EH 216 or EH 225 or EH 226 or EH 235 or EH 236) 3 hrs    
*Humanities Elective (suggest LG if HY sequence chosen)   3 hrs    
Area III - Natural Sciences & Math    7
MA 112  3 hrs    
BLY 121 & BLY 121L  4 hrs     
Area IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences    12
History Elective (HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, or HY 136)   3 hrs    
*Social Sciences Electives
(3 courses)
(recommend AN 100 & SY 109)  
9 hrs    
Area V - Preprofessional, Major & Electives    30
CIS 150 or CIS 110 or CIS 250  3 hrs    
PSY 120  3 hrs    
BMD 251  4 hrs    
BMD 252 4 hrs     
ST 210 or ST 305  3 hrs     
PH 104 & PH 104L or CH 131 & CH 131L 4 hrs    
General Electives (3 courses) 9 hrs    
*Must complete a two course sequence in Literature or History    
Major Requirements     18
Human Development (PSY 250 or PSY 350 3 hrs    
Aging PSY 250, PSY 436; BLY 207; HSC 450, HSC 457; SY 372, SY 472; LS479, GRN 290; IST 201, IST 401, SY435 3 hrs    
Multicultural (EDF 315; EPY 315; AN 200, AN 458; SY 315, SY 420, SY 428, SY 445, SY 455; PSY 270, PSY 485; IST 320; IS 100, IS 200), AN 100, AN 101, AN 210, AN 340, AN 344, AN 397, AN 354, AN 355, AN 356, AN 357, HY 279, AFR 101, LG 110, LG 305, GS 101, PSC
452, REL 352, REL 354, REL 355
3 hrs    
Psychology (PSY of your choice)
(2 courses)
6 hrs    
Required elective 3 hrs    
Students complete BMD 251, BMD 252, CIS 150 or CIS 110 or CIS 250, and PH 104 and 104L (or Ch 131 and CH 131L) during the first two years. Students must have achieved an overall GPA of 2.75 prior to enrolling in SHS 315 and SHS 341.  
Required Speech And Hearing Sciences Courses   36
SHS 201 3 hrs    
SHS 315 3 hrs    
SHS 341 4 hrs    
SHS 453 3 hrs    
SHS 373 3 hrs    
SHS 480* 4 hrs    
SHS 302 3 hrs    
SHS 331 4 hrs    
SHS 414 3 hrs    
SHS 431 3 hrs    
SHS 374 3 hrs    
*A special course fee is assessed for the following course:
SHS 480 $37.00
   

*Must complete a two course sequence in Literature or History

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 webpage 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
Associate Professors Adams, Beverly, Davis, Gordon-Hickey, Ramkissoon
Assistant Professors Choi, Flagge, Garand, Nichols, Rishiq, Roberts, Smith
Senior Instructor Hudson
Instructors Brown, Henbest, 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 Therapy, 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 Rehabilitation Sciences in Speech Therapy (RSST) 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 Speech-Language Pathology Program. Students enrolled in this program are not eligible for federal financial aid. Admission to the RSST program is on a competitive basis. For admissions information, visit the department’s website.  The RSST program is an in-residence program requiring 30 credit hours.

The master’s program (Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology) education program in Speech-Language Pathology 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 doctoral program (Doctor of Audiology) education program in Audiology 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.