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Course Sequence for Online Pre-Professional Program in SLP

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Fall Semester

CSD 3310 Speech Science: The Acoustical Nature of Sound… 3 cr
CSD 3321  Clinical Phonetics and Phonology 3 cr
CSD 3321L  Clinical Phonology and Phonetics Lab 1 cr
CSD 3330  Language Science 3 cr
CSD 3341   Audiometry and Hearing Science 3 cr
CSD 4405  Neuroscience for Communication Disorders 3 cr
  Total credits  16 


Spring Semester

CSD 3315 Clinical Processes: Pediatric 2 cr
CSD 3325  Speech Sound Development & Disorders 3 cr
CSD 3335 Language Development & Disorders 3 cr
CSD 3350 A & P of Speech and Swallow Mechanisms 3 cr
CSD 3350L A & P of Speech and Swallow Mechanisms Lab 1 cr
CSD 4417**  Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team 1 cr
CSD 4445 Aural Rehabilitation 3 cr
  Total credits  16


Summer Semester

CSD 4420  Clinical Processes: Adult 2 cr
CSD 4460  Educational Audiology 3 cr
CSD 4425*   SLP Methods and Applications 2 cr
  Total credits  5-7



*Optional course - not required but highly suggested.

**If CSD 4417 is not taken during the Pre-Professional sequence, CSD 5517 (IET) is required at the graduate level.

  • Prior to or during the Pre-Professional year, to be admitted to our graduate program, students must show evidence of having taken the following:
    • Biological Sciences: At least a 100-level university course with a content area related to human or animal sciences: includes biology, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, human genetics, and veterinary science. Must be from a Biology department.
    • Physical Sciences: At least a 100-level university course. Must be either Physics (recommended) or Chemistry
    • Statistics: At least a 100-level university course. An acceptable description would include topics such as descriptive statistics, probability, inferential, correlation, regression, measures of central tendency, t-tests, ANOVA, and hypothesis testing for one and two parameters. The course may be under Math, Statistics, Psychology, or Business as long as it meets the above criteria. If your statistics course is older than 10 years, it is highly recommended you retake it.
    • Social/Behavioral Sciences: At least a 100-level university course. Includes Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology.

A background in Sign Language is strongly encouraged.  ISU does not currently offer Sign Language online; students are encouraged to seek courses within their communities.  (There is not a specific course required, but basic sign language skills are beneficial to you as a communication professional.) 

Successful completion of the Pre-Professional Program does NOT ensure the student a seat in the Speech-Language Pathology Program. Students must apply to the Graduate Program by January 15th of the year he/she would like to enter the SLP Master’s Program.


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