The following curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Communicative Disorders:
***Note that students seeking admission to this program must earn a grade of C or better in CMD 160, 272, and 273 and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. Typically, admission to CMD will occur following the first semester of the sophomore year.
***Students who have not yet met the requirements for program admission are advised through University College. Students who have met these requirements and have gained admission to CMD, are all advised by Dr. Jay Singer (4-4742).
Additional Information for CMD Undergraduates:
***Note that students who intend to enter graduate school and eventually apply for certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) should also pay attention to the ASHA requirements for one course in biological science, one course in physical science, one social science course and one statistics course. These requirements overlap nicely with the URI General Education requirements. For example, the Natural Sciences GER can include one course in biological sciences (e.g., human anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy & physiology, or veterinary science) and one course in physical sciences (e.g., physics or chemistry). The Social Sciences GER can be fulfilled with courses in psychology, anthropology, sociology or public health. The statistics course can be used to fulfill the General Education requirement for a mathematics course.
Many students complete these requirements during their undergraduate degree.
By the time a student graduates from the Department of Communicative Disorders with the B.S. degree, he or she will be able to:
The first meeting of the University of Rhode Island Student Speech and Hearing Association (URISSLHA) chapter of national NSSLHA will be held on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:15PM in the Galanti Lounge (3rd floor of the library).
Barbara Culatta, Professor and Dean at Brigham Young University will be speaking on Thursday, October 17, from 7-9 pm. The talk will be held in CBLS 010 and the title will be “Playful Practice to Teach Language and Literacy Skills”. Graduate students are required to attend; all others are invited to attend.
Professor Irene Walsh, Trinity College, Dublin will present a talk titled, "Identifying the demographic and communication profiles of children with a primary diagnosis of ADHD" on Tuesday, October 29th from 7-9 p.m. in Swan Auditorium (Swan Hall). All graduate students in CMD are required to attend.
Here are our URISSLHA officers (Left to Right below): Mary Loveley, secretary; Kristen Troy, historian; Jaclyn Schiemer, president; Lexi Caruso, treasurer; and Kristy Wallace, vice-president. We thank our outgoing board members: Shannon Witter, Meredith Fitzgibbon, Heidee Pottker and Jess Lally for all of their hard work. Shannon and Meredith are graduating in May, Heidee will be a second-year graduate student, and Jess is heading off to graduate school! Look for information about our first fall 2014 meeting here on the CMD web site.