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Speech Pathology and Audiology Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Education and Human Services
Pathways: Healthcare, Behavioral and Social Sciences

This pre-professional undergraduate program provides a thorough understanding of the basic processes involved in speech, hearing and language.

Academics

Fall
  • CSAD 199 Orientation to Speech Pathology and Audiology An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    1-2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day Exclamation Point
    3
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL Requirement
    4
  • Normal Human Development 1
    3
17
Spring
  • CSAD 200 Introduction to Communication Disorders Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • LING 101 Introduction to Language Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • CS 101 Intro to Computer Applications Exclamation Point
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Normal Human Development 2
    3
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Get a selfie with the Mountaineer
  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Join an intramural team
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • CSAD 270 Effective Public Speaking Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • CSAD 236 Language Science Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference or
    ECON 225 Elementary Business and Economics Statistics
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM, PHYS, or PHY SCI
    3
15
Spring
  • CSAD 234 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Exclamation Point
    4
  • CSAD 222 Phonetics and Phonology Exclamation Point
    3
  • Abnormal Human Development
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • CSAD 320 Speech Science Exclamation Point
    3
  • CSAD 342 Introduction To Audiology Exclamation Point
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • CSAD 336 Language Acquisition 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • CSAD 340 Hearing Science Exclamation Point
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • CSAD 426 Introduction to Speech Disorders
    3
  • CSAD 485 Professional Applications in Communication Sciences and Disorders
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    2
14
Spring
  • CSAD 442 Aural Rehabilitation
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
  • Elective
    3
12
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Participate in liveWELL programs

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sign up for an interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair

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