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Typical 2-year program

Undergraduate students typically take the majority of their general education requirements in their first two years. Students should take the SPHR 262 (Voice & Diction) class in their sophomore year. The remaining 14 courses required for the major can be taken during the junior and senior years. Below is a sample course load, which includes all of the courses required for the major:


Year 1 (Junior Year)

Fall term

  • ASL 101: American Sign Language I (Pre-Req: None)
  • SPHR 371: Anatomy & Physiology for Speech and Swallowing (Pre-Req: None)
  • SPHR 372: Speech & Language Development in Children (Pre-Req: None)

Winter term

  • ASL 102: American Sign Language II (Pre-Req: ASL 101)
  • SPHR 380: Language Disorders in Children (Pre-Req: SPHR 372)

Spring term

  • SPHR 370: Phonetics & Acoustics (Pre-Req: None)
  • SPHR 495: Organic Communication Disorders (Pre-Req: None)

Year 2 (Senior Year)

Fall term

  • SPHR 461: Neurology of Speech & Hearing (Pre-Req: None)
  • SPHR 487: Basic Audiology (Pre-Req: None)

Winter term

  • SPHR 488: Advanced Audiology (Pre-Req: SPHR 487)

Spring term

  • SPHR 464: Speech Disorders in Children (Pre-Req: SPHR 370 & 372)
  • SPHR 489: Aural Rehabilitation (Pre-Req: SPHR 488)
  • SPHR 496: Introduction to Clinical Management (Pre-Req: SPHR 370, 372, 380; Co-Req: SPHR 464 & 495)

*Students must also take SPHR 394 (Guided Observation) at some point during these two years, but enrollment is limited.