These requirements are for students who matriculated in academic year 2023-2024. Students who matriculated prior to fall 2023 should refer to the Archives to view the requirements for their Bulletin year.

The Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Science may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty upon the satisfactory completion of 122 credit hours. A grade of C is the lowest acceptable final grade for courses required of majors as well as departmental electives taken by majors. A grade of C- (C minus) is the lowest acceptable grade in GenEd courses. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders requires that students show a basic level of proficiency in a language other than English. This requirement may be met by taking college-level courses up to or beyond the equivalent of the 1002-level or by showing similar knowledge through a placement examination. Students may take American Sign Language to satisfy this requirement. 

Summary of Requirements 

University Requirements

Students must complete the requirements of the General Education (GenEd) program.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive (WI) courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses that are required for the Speech-Language-Hearing major are CSCD 1296 and CSCD 4496.

College Requirement

Students must complete the College Core Course, HRPR 1001 Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play.

Major Requirements

All of the following major requirements must be passed with a grade of C or better in order to successfully complete the major.

Communication Sciences & Disorders
CSCD 1107Introduction to Communication Disorders3
CSCD 1108Introduction to Linguistics3
CSCD 1296Studies in Psycholinguistics3
CSCD 2108Phonetics3
CSCD 2203Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism3
CSCD 2301Development of Speech and Language3
CSCD 2303Foundations in Hearing Science3
CSCD 3203Audiology3
CSCD 3403Foundations in Speech Science3
CSCD 3503Foundations in Human Neuroscience3
CSCD 4221Speech and Language Disorders: Children3
or CSCD 4222 Speech and Language Disorders: Adults
CSCD 4302Aural Rehabilitation3
CSCD 4496Diagnosis and Treatment in Speech-Language Pathology 13
Related Discipline Courses
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 2301Foundations of Developmental Psychology3
Biological Science
BIOL 1001Human Biology4
or BIOL 1012 General Biology II
Another course in biological science may be substituted with advisor approval.
One Physics or Chemistry Course
Select one of the following:3-4
PHYS 1001
Physics: Matter and Motion
PHYS 1021
Introduction to General Physics I
CHEM 1011
Chemistry: The Study of Matter I
CHEM 1021
Introduction to Chemistry I
Another course in physics or chemistry may be substituted with advisor approval.
Foreign Language
Two semesters of a foreign language / ASL at the introductory level or one at the intermediate level.3-8
Select one of the following courses:3
PSY 1003
Statistics for Psychology
PSY 1167
SOC 1167
Social Statistics
MATH 1013
Elements of Statistics
EPBI 2219
Biostatistics and Public Health
Total Credit Hours58-64

Indicates writing capstone for major.