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2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders


For more information on degree offerings by the faculty of communication sciences and disorders, visit the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders webpage.

The bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology  is a pre-professional program that provides required coursework and clinical experiences for graduate school admission to complete the student’s professional education. 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.

Students who qualify for admission to the University may enter the undergraduate speech-language pathology program and are encouraged to declare their major as sophomores. Major courses are sequenced to prepare students for supervised clinical practicum.

The M.S. degree program in speech-language pathology prepares students for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), SLP licensure in many states, and eligibility for SLP public school certification in many states. Admission to the master’s program in speech-language pathology at The University of Tulsa is not guaranteed to undergraduate majors.

Mission

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.

Accreditation

The Master of Science education 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.

Undergraduate Academic Programs

The faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offer courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Speech-language Pathology (B.S.S.P.) .

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders seeks to provide challenging academic coursework, clinical experiences, and research opportunities for students pursuing professional careers in speech-language pathology or audiology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the undergraduate program in speech-language pathology will:

     1. Demonstrate knowledge of normal processes in the development of speech and language comprehension and production that approaches the standard of achievement outlined by ASHA, by recognizing and recalling facts and understanding what the facts mean.

     2. Demonstrate knowledge of communication and swallowing disorders that approaches the standard of achievement outlined by ASHA, by recognizing and recalling facts and understanding and applying the facts, concepts, and ideas as related to persons with communication and swallowing disorders.

     3. Demonstrate knowledge of clinical methods, clinical skills and ethics related to intervention with clients who are diagnosed with communication and swallowing disorders that approaches the standard of achievement outlined by ASHA, by recognizing and recalling facts and understanding and applying the facts, concepts, and ideas as related to persons with communication and swallowing disorders.

Faculty

Chair
Suzanne Stanton

Associate Professors
Lori Davis
Laura Wilson

Applied Associate Professor
Julie Hyland

Clinical Associate Professors
Kris Foyil
Ronda Marfechuk
Suzanne Stanton

Clinical Assistant Professors
Christy Hedges
Sarah Launchbaugh

 

Programs

    MajorMinor

    Courses

      AudiologySpeech-Language Pathology