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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Vicki A. Reed, Department Head

Location: HHS Building, Room 112
Phone: (540) 568-6440
E-mail: reedva@jmu.edu
Web site: http://www.csd.jmu.edu/

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Professors
V. Reed, L. Gray, C. Runyan, R. Ruth, B. Ryals, B. Seal

Associate Professors
R. DePaolis, D. Halling, J. Marler, C. O'Donoghue, J. Spindel

Assistant Professors
C. Dudding, K. Johnson, A. Rout

Instructors
S. Ingram, C. Jacobson, M. Powell

Mission Statement
Applied Speech, Hearing and Language Laboratories
Career Opportunities
Co-curricular Activities and Organizations
Degree and Major Requirements
Minor Requirements

Mission Statement
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is committed to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art undergraduate pre-professional education that includes discipline-specific course work and observation. In keeping with university requirements, this includes a broad-based General Education component. The department also provides graduate-level course work and practicum experiences for those interested in entering professional practice in either speech-language pathology or audiology, university teaching and research position, or management/administrative position in service delivery settings. The department is committed to advancing the state of knowledge in both basic and applied aspects of communication sciences and disorders through its master's and doctoral research degrees and the research activities of its faculty and student research and to providing service to the profession, university and client communities at local, state, national and international levels. Through its Applied Laboratory the department seeks to provide outreach services to the region as part of the clinical teaching component of its mission and to provide a clinical research resource for students and faculty.

Goals

The department offers a B.A. and B.S. in communication sciences and disorders. The department also offers the M.S. in speech-language pathology (professional preparation), the M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders (research), the Au.D. (Doctor of Audiology) and the Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with emphases in audiology, speech-language pathology and/or speech and hearing science. Inquiries concerning these graduate programs should be directed to the dean of The Graduate School or the department's graduate coordinator.

A master's degree is the minimum requirement for competency/certification endorsed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for Virginia licensure in speech-language pathology. The university also requires a master's degree for its recommendation for Virginia public schools licensure. Effective 2007, ASHA will require 75 post-baccalaureate credits for clinical certification in audiology and in 2012 a doctoral degree will be required.

Applied Speech, Hearing and Language Laboratories
The JMU applied teaching laboratories for CSD students provide the services listed for communicatively impaired individuals of the university community and its service area. Appointments for services may be made by any member of the community.

Areas of Service Delivery

Career Opportunities

Co-curricular Activities and Organizations

Degree and Major Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders Degree Requirements

Required Courses
Credit Hours
General Education1,2
41
Foreign Language classes intermediate level required)3
0-14
Philosophy course(s) (in addition to General Education courses)
3
University electives
28-34
Major requirements (listed below)
48

 
120

1 A biological sciences course is required. It may be taken as part of the General Education courses or s a non-departmental required course.
2 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
3 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the student's chosen language (typically 232) or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures' placement test.

Major Requirements

Required Courses
Credit Hours
CSD 200. Introduction to Communication Disorders
3
CSD 207. Phonetics
3
CSD 208. Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear and Voice
     Mechanism
3
CSD 209. Acoustics of Speech and Hearing
3
CSD 300. Language Development
3
CSD 301. Audiology
3
CSD 310. Biostatistical Methods for Communication Sciences and
3
     Disorders  
CSD 318. Aural Rehabilitation
3
CSD 314. Phonological and Language Disorders
3
CSD 415. Neuroanatomy and Neurogenic Communication
     Disorders
3
CSD 416. Organic Speech Disorders
3
CSD 470. Methods and Observation
3
CSD 471. Methods and Observation in Audiology
3
GPSYC 101. General Psychology
3
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development
3
EXED 200. Nature and Issues of Disabilities
3

 
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Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Degree Requirements

Required Courses
Credit Hours
General Education1,2
41-44
Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education)
3
Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education)
3-4
University electives
25-31
Major requirements (listed below)
48

 
120

1 A biological sciences course is required. It may be taken as part of the General Education courses, as part of the B.S. requirement or as a non-departmental required course.
2 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.

Major Requirements

 
Credit Hours
CSD 200. Introduction to Communication Disorders
3
CSD 207. Phonetics
3
CSD 208. Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear and Voice
     Mechanism
3
CSD 209. Acoustics of Speech and Hearing
3
CSD 300. Language Development
3
CSD 301. Audiology
3
CSD 310. Biostatistical Methods for Communication Sciences and
3
     Disorders  
CSD 318. Aural Rehabilitation
3
CSD 314. Phonological and Language Disorders
3
CSD 415. Neuroanatomy and Neurogenic Communication
     Disorders
3
CSD 416. Organic Speech Disorders
3
CSD 470. Methods and Observation
3
CSD 471. Methods and Observation in Audiology
3
GPSYC 101. General Psychology
3
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development
3
EXED 200. Nature and Issues of Disabilities
3
   

Recommended Schedule for B.A. and B.S. Majors

First Year
Credit Hours
Cluster One: Skills for the 21st century
9-12
GPSYC 101. General Psychology
3
General Education courses
15

 
27-30
   
Second Year
Credit Hours
CSD 200. Introduction to Communication Disorders
3
CSD 207. Phonetics
3
CSD 208. Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear and Voice
     Mechanism
3
CSD 209. Acoustics of Speech and Hearing
3
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development
3
EXED 200. Nature and Issues of Disabilities
3
General Education courses
9
Electives
4

 
31
   
Third Year Credit Hours
CSD 300. Language Development
3
CSD 301. Audiology
3
CSD 310. Biostatistical Methods for CSD
3
CSD 318. Aural Rehabilitation
3
General Education courses
10
Electives
9

 
31
   
Fourth Year
Credit Hours
CSD 314. Phonological and Language Disorders
3
CSD 415. Neuroanatomy and Neurogenic Communication
     Disorders
3
CSD 416. Organic Speech Disorders
3
CSD 470. Methods and Observation
3
CSD 471. Methods and Observation in Audiology
3
Electives
15-18

 
30-33

Minor Requirements

Communication Sciences and Disorders Minor
The minor program in communication sciences and disorders requires a minimum of 18 credit hours in courses with CSD prefixes, excluding CSD 300 and CSD 314. Students are advised to check prerequisites for courses.

 

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