Communication Sciences and Disorders - 2014 University Catalog

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Chairperson: Janet Koehnke

For Prospective Students:
The undergraduate program in communication sciences and disorders is no longer offered. The Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the NJ licenses in Speech-Language Pathology require the completion of a master's degree. The certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language -Hearing Association and the NJ license in Audiology require the doctoral degree. Prospective students are urged to attend Montclair State at the undergraduate level and then matriculate for the appropriate graduate degree. The master's degree is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Any undergraduate major can serve as a foundation for graduate degree work. Students who wish to enter the fields of speech-language pathology or audiology must have transcript credit (which could include course work, advanced placement, CLEP, or examination of equivalency) for each of the following areas: biological sciences, physical sciences, social/behavioral sciences, and mathematics. Students are required to take a minimum of three semester hours in each area.

For undergraduate students who attend Montclair State and who wish to pursue a master's degree in speech/language pathology, a fifteen semester hour cluster of courses will be available to be taken during the senior year. These courses are designed to act as a bridge between undergraduate preparation and master's degree work.

To be taken in the Fall semester
CSND    408    Phonetic Study of Speech Sounds
CSND    409    Anatomy and Physiology of Speech & Hearing Systems
CSND    410    Neurophysiological Bases of Communication
To be taken in the Spring semester
CSND    500    Speech and Language Acquisition
CSND    534    Speech and Hearing Science

In addition, students who are undergraduates at Montclair State University may take additional courses in preparation for master's degree level work such as:
CSND 386    Communication Disorders: A Special Education Perspective
CSND 468    Clinical Procedures in Audiology
PSYC  235    Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth

For undergraduate students who wish to pursue the Doctoral Degree in Audiology, a number of courses within the undergraduate offerings may be recommended depending on the student's undergraduate major.

Prospective students are urged to contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders for advisement during the sophomore or junior year.

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