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B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, 3+2 Program

For select incoming freshman students, there is the opportunity to participate in the 3+2 Program at FHSU. This program is offered to freshman students with ACT scores of 26 or higher and a high school GPA of 3.7 or higher. Students complete the undergraduate program in three years and are able to gain entry to the competitive on-campus graduate program for a master's degree in speech-language pathology if entry criteria are met. For answers to frequently asked questions, see our FAQ for 3+2 program.

B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders, 3+2 Program

Program Summary
Major Requirements 30 hours
Required General Education Courses 18 hours
Other Gen Ed Courses 37 hours
Education/Psychology Cognates 6 hours
Other Electives 29 hours
Total 120 hours

Year One, Fall
SLP 160 Intro to Communication Disorders 3
SLP 340 Language Science 3
IDS 101 Freshman Seminar 1
Year One, Spring
SLP 303 Physics of Sound 2
SLP 370 Early Speech and Language Development 3
SLP 371 Early Speech and Language Analysis 1
Year Two, Fall
SLP 305 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing 3
SLP 470 Later Language Development 3
SLP 471 School-Age Analysis of Speech and Language 1
Year Two, Spring
SLP 402 Phonetics 3
SLP 464 Audiology 4
Year 3, Fall
SLP 612 Principles of Intervention for Speech and Language 3
SLP 663 Managing Hearing Loss in Children and Adults 3
Year 3, Spring
SLP 610 Principles of Evaluation and Assessment 3
SLP 625 Introduction to Clinical Procedures 3
SLP 626 Undergraduate Clinic 1

Required General Education Courses (18 credit hours)
PSY 100 General Psychology 3
PHYS 102 Physical Science (consider lab) 3
BIOL 100 Human Biology (consider lab) 3
MATH 110 College Algebra 3
MATH 250 Elements of Statistics 3
IDS 350 Diversity in the United States 3

Education Cognates (6 credit hours)
TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development
PSY 400 Child and Developmental Psychology 3
TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students 3

Other Electives (14-16 credit hours)
SLP 320 Basic Sign Language 3
SLP 340 Characteristics of ASD 3
SLP 420 Advanced Sign Language 3
SLP 414 Undergraduate Research Experience - In consultation with academic advisor 1-3
SLP440 ASD: Social Communication 3
SLP 664 Hearing Loss in Older Adults 2
SLP 665 Communication and Aging 2

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