LSH Requirements

Communication Sciences & Disorders is not a limited access program therefore there is no separate application necessary for acceptance.

Required prerequisite courses for the LSH concentration with C- or better:

BSC 2085/L Human Anatomy and Physiology I (+lab)
PSY 2012 Introduction to Contemporary Psychology
PHY 2020 Conceptual Physics
STA2122 Social Science Statistics

Courses in the LSH concentration are sequenced with specific prerequisites for advanced course placement. The Department's undergraduate advisor will assist you in selection of appropriate courses for each semester.

Required Courses (48 semester hours)

SPA 3002 Introduction to Communication Sciences & Disorders 3
SPA 3030 Introduction to Hearing Science 3
SPA 3101 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism 3
SPA 3112 Applied Phonetics in Communication Sciences & Disorders 3
SPA 3004 Introduction to Language Development and Disorders 3
SPA 3011 Introduction to Speech Science 3
SPA 3310 Introduction to Disorders of Hearing 3
SPA 3261 Language Science for Communication Sciences & Disorders 3
SPA 3470 Culture and Diversity in Communication Sciences & Disorders 3
SPA 4104 Neuroanatomy for Speech, Language and Hearing 3
SPA 4321 Introduction to Audiologic Rehabilitation 3
SPA 4050 Introduction to the Clinical Process [also meets Capstone exit requirement] 3
SPA 4250 Introduction to Speech Disorders 3
SPA 4257 Adult Communication Disorders 3
SPA 4901 Research, Clinical, and Professional Issues in Communication Sciences & Disorders 3
ASL 3514 Deaf Culture 3

Effective July 1989, the academic requirements for employment in the public school system for Speech-Language Pathologists is a Master's degree.

Students in the LSH concentration are encouraged to join the USF chapter of the National Student Speech- Language-Hearing Association. This group is affiliated with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has many membership benefits.

Minimum Grade for Majors

A student must receive a "C-" grade or better in all courses within the major (some prerequisites may require higher minimum grades). Any student who receives a grade of "D+" or lower in two USF Communication Sciences and Disorders courses will be required to either change concentrations within CSD or pursue major reselection. If a student changes concentrations within the CSD major, pursuant to receiving two "D+" or lower grades, and earns and additional "D+" or lower grade in any major course, the student will be required to pursue major reselection. Note: Students may use grade forgiveness to improve GPA, but all "D+" or lower grades will count towards the maximum allowed total "D+" or lower grades in the major whether grade forgiven or not. For redirection into a new major, please see the advisor listed in the Transitional Advising Center (TRAC) office.