The undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) offers three curriculum concentrations that lead to the B.A. degree:
Language-Speech-Hearing (LSH): The LSH concentration provides pre-professional study that prepares the student for Master's level preparation in Speech-Language Pathology, or Deaf Education, or for entry into the clinical Doctor of Audiology degree.
Interpreter Training (ITT): The ITT concentration prepares individuals to work in settings with clients who require American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation due to their deafness.
Deaf Studies (DST): The DST concentration is intended to prepare students to work in a variety of settings (e.g., social services, vocational rehabilitation, education, etc.) with a variety of deaf and hard of hearing individuals utilizing various communication methods, both manual and oral.
Students entering the university with fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit must meet the University's entering freshman requirements including ACT and SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements. Students intending to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet the USF General Education Requirements. Transfer students must comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the University.
The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for the concentration in Language-Speech-Hearing. All state mandated prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better prior to the first semester in which courses are taken in the major. (Note that national certification in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology through the Council of Academic Accreditation of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires that sufficient competency be demonstrated in coursework in the Social/Behavioral, Biological and Physical Sciences, and Mathematics.) If the courses are not transferred in, the course(s) may be taken at USF but may delay taking major coursework in prescribed sequence.
Students must complete one course (3 credit hours) from each of the following areas:
STA XXXX Statistics
BSC XXXX or APK XXXX or ANT 2511 Biological Science
PHY XXXX or CHM XXXX or PSC XXXX Physical Science
PSY XXXX or EXP XXXX or CLP XXXX or DEP XXXX or SYG XXXX or SYD XXXX or SYO XXXX or SYP
XXXX or FYC XXXX or FAD XXXX Social/Behavioral Sciences
Total Major Hours: 45 Hours
Coursework is sequenced for the Language-Speech-Hearing (LSH) concentration in Communication Sciences & Disorders. All students must complete study in basic knowledge of the communication sciences and in basic knowledge of communication disorders. Upon admission to the concentration, each student will be assigned an advisor to provide guidance in academic planning.
Concentration Core Courses - 45 Hours
SPA 3002 Introduction to Disorders of Speech and Language