Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Concentration - CSD, B.S.

Requirements for a Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Concentration)

Nadine Welch, Program Director

Minimum Requirement(124)
Residence Requirement(60)
Grade point average – minimum of 2.00 (“C”) overall and 3.0 in the major for work completed at Baylor.
Basic Requirements
Chapel – two semesters
ENG 2310American Literary Cultures3
HIS 1300The United States in Global Perspective3
PSC 1387The U.S. Constitution, Its Interpretation, and the American Political Experience3
REL 1310The Christian Scriptures3
REL 1350The Christian Heritage3
Communication and Media Literacy
Select three hours3
Contemporary Social Issues
Select one course from the following:3
Cultural Anthropology in Global Context
Psychological Science: Understanding Human Behavior
Introduction to Sociology
Fine Arts and Performing Arts (One Course)
Select 2-3 hours from the Fine Arts and Performing Arts distribution list.2-3
Foreign Languages and Cultures
Select 6 hours6
Formal Reasoning
STA 1380Elementary Statistics3
Research, Writing, & Literature (Two Courses)
Select 6 hours from the Research, Writing, and Literature distribution list.6
Scientific Method I (with Laboratory Experience)
Select one 4-hour course with included lab or lecture and matching lab from the following:4
Human Ecology: Our Place in Nature
and Human Ecology Lab: Our Place in Nature
Modern Concepts of Bioscience
and Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
Modern Concepts of Bioscience, continued
and Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
Current Issues in Human Biology
Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts I
Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts II
Scientific Method II
Select one additional Science or Grand Challenges of Science course any PHY or CHE from the distribution list.3-4
Lifetime Fitness
Select three hours3
Major Requirements
CSD Required Courses
CSD 1308Survey of Speech Pathology and Audiology 13
CSD 2318Language Development 13
CSD 2351Introduction to Phonological Science 13
CSD 3308Introduction to Speech Sound Disorders3
CSD 3357Anatomy and Physiology 13
CSD 3359Neuroscience in Communication Sciences and Disorders3
CSD 4358Speech Science3
CSD 4301Introduction to Clinical Audiology3
CSD 4302Language Disorders in Children3
CSD 4305Technology and Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders3
CSD 4308Disorders of Speech and Swallowing3
CSD 4352Diagnostic Methods3
CSD 4362Multicultural Populations in Speech-Language Pathology3
CSD 4368Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation3
CSD 4477Clinical Methods4
Minimum 3.0 GPA average in the CSD courses required for retention in the major.
Restricted Electives
Select 18 hours from the following:18
Introduction to Global Health
Children and Families with Special Needs
Theories of Family Development
Medical Terminology
American Sign Language III 2
American Sign Language IV
American Sign Language V
Deaf Culture (Spring only)
Linguistics of American Sign Language
Medical Speech Pathology
Health Science Leadership: Community Engagement and Service-Learning
Health Science Leadership: Applied Research
Communication and the Family
The Developing Child
Children's Literature
Christian Spirituality and Health Care
Introduction to Neuroscience
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Medical Ethics
Foundations of Medical Research (Fall only)
Theories of Psychotherapy and Counseling
Dying and Death Education (prerequisite - upper-level standing)
Introduction to Gerontology (Fall only)
The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Death and Dying
Aging and Mental Health (Fall only)
Sociology of Aging
A Survey of Human Development
General electives12
Total Hours124-126

In order to be eligible to take the upper level CSD courses, students must have completed and earned a “B” or better in each of the following courses: CSD 1308 Survey of Speech Pathology and Audiology, CSD 2318 Language Development, CSD 2351 Introduction to Phonological Science, and CSD 3357 Anatomy and Physiology.


Minimum grade of C in CSD 1306 American Sign Language II.