Communication Science and Disorders
ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2016 and after)
This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Offtrack) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.
The curriculum leading to the baccalaureate degree offers general education in human communication and its disorders. Students learn about anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms; sound and its perception; the development of language and communication systems; the components of the English sound system; the neurological bases of speech, language and hearing; and strategies used in the management and evaluation of speech, language and hearing impairments.
The Communication Science & Disorders Major is a limited-access major. Meeting the minimum requirements for application does not guarantee admission. Successful applicants often have much higher GPA's. Acceptance occurs once a year in the spring semester to begin the following summer or fall semester.
A list of recommended courses to satisfy the General Education requirements is available from the Academic Advisor in Communication Disorders. Students are recommended to include MAC 1105 and STA 2122 in their pre-major coursework. For complete information regarding admission requirements and the application, see www.commdisorders.cci.fsu.edu.
Mapping Coordinator: William English
|Term 1 hrs |
|GE Core Mathematics (MAC1105)3|
|GE Core Social Science (PSY2012)3|
|GE Core Natural Science with Lab (Biology)4|
|Overall GPA ≥ 2.8 |
|Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )|
|Term 2 hrs |
|GE Mathematics or Statistics (STA1013, 2023 or 2122)3|
|GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3|
|GE Natural Science (Physical) 3|
|1st Language course(graded)4|
|Overall GPA ≥ 2.9|
|Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )|
|Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )|
|Term 3 hrs |
|2nd Language course(graded)4|
|Oral Communication Competency3|
|Overall GPA ≥ 3.0|
|Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )|
|See Academic Advisor in Communication|
|Term 4 hrs |
|GE Social Science3|
|GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3|
|Computer Competency course3|
|3rd Language course(graded)4|
|Overall GPA ≥ 3.0|
|Complete General Education, statewide Core and minimum 52 hours|
|Complete E-Series course|
|Apply to by 1st business day in Feb, no later than 5pm, to the School of Communication Science and Disorders.|
|Term 5 hrs |
|Term 6 hrs |
|Complete 1st Scholarship In Practice Course|
|Complete Pre-Graduation Checks|
|Term 7 hrs |
|Term 8 hrs |
|Complete 2nd Scholarship In Practice Course|
|Apply for graduation 1st two weeks of semester|
Employment Information View Communication Science and Disorders Program Guide
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major:( B.S or B.A for SLP assistants or AuD assistants, AuD for audiologists, and M.S or M.A Degree for Speech-language pathologists) Audiologist, Audiology Assistant, Consultant (speech, language, and/or hearing disorders), Speech Language Pathologist (speech therapist), Speech Language Pathology Assistant, Researcher, Speech Therapy Product Developer.
Representative Employers: Hospitals, Community Health Centers, Public Schools, Private Practice, Business and Industry (limited), Universities, Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies.
International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.
This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.