2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Applied Associate Professor
Applied Assistant Professor
Clinical Assistant Professors
For more information on degree offerings by the faculty of communication sciences and disorders, visit the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders webpage.
The faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offer a curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Speech-language Pathology (B.S.S.P.) . The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to provide challenging academic coursework, clinical experiences, and research opportunities for students pursuing professional careers in speech-language pathology or audiology.
This program combines a broad liberal arts undergraduate curriculum with strong academic coursework and practicum opportunities as a background for the management of communication and swallowing disorders. The program in speech-language pathology prepares students for graduate study since the master’s degree is the entry level into the profession.
The M.S. degree program in speech-language pathology prepares students for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a license from the Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and school certification in the State of Oklahoma.
The master’s program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Students qualifying for admission to the University may enter this program. Retention requires majors to earn a grade of at least C in all program courses taken. Courses may be repeated, if necessary, to meet this requirement. Students with a grade point average lower than 3.0 in speech-language pathology courses will enroll in clinical practicum if recommended by faculty. Failure to pass the practicum course will result in non-recommendation for graduate study in speech-language pathology study. Admission to the master’s program in speech-language pathology at The University of Tulsa is not guaranteed to undergraduate majors.
Bachelor of Science in Speech-language Pathology
The bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology is a pre-professional program that provides required course work and clinical experiences for graduate school admission to complete the student’s professional education. Students majoring in speech-language pathology are encouraged to declare their major as sophomores. Major courses are sequenced to prepare students for supervised clinical practicum. Majors also complete a 12-hour minor in consultation with their advisor. Admission to the master’s program in speech-language pathology at The University of Tulsa is not guaranteed to undergraduate majors.
Program Learning Outcomes
Speech-pathology students will demonstrate:
- Knowledge of normal processes in the development of speech and language comprehension and production.
- Knowledge of communication and swallowing disorders.
- Knowledge of clinical methods, clinical skills and ethics related to intervention with persons who are diagnosed with communication and swallowing disorders.