Students majoring in Communication Disorders at Southeast Missouri State University are afforded the opportunity to receive training in a nationally accredited program in speech-language pathology by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Majors in Communication Disorders are involved in extensive academic and clinical training pertaining to human communication and its disorders that meet the standards of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
The undergraduate curriculum provides a well-integrated program of study in normal communication processes, as well as communication behaviors and development. Discipline-specific courses provide in-depth information on the nature, prevention, evaluation, and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders. In addition to the required course of study, students have opportunities to study special problems and professional issues, and conduct research on topics pertaining to speech-language pathology and audiology. -: The undergraduate training serves as the foundation for the professional training in either audiology or speech-language pathology.
Students interested in the professions of speech-language pathology or audiology may contact the Department to declare the Major in Communication Disorders anytime after they have been admitted to the University. Upon completion of the Declaration of Major form, each student is assigned an advisor within the Department.
The Declaration of Major does not constitute admission to the program. Students are formally admitted into the Major upon meeting the following prerequisites:
- Present an overall minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of college level courses.
- Complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher:
CD211, CD225, CD230, and CD340.