College of Health and Human Services

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Interdisciplinary Studies - Speech-Language Sciences and Technology, Bachelor of Science

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
  • Online

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. SST191 Com Disorders In Lit And Media 3 SST191 Notes
Description: Explores communication disorders as they are portrayed in literature and media. Each major communication disorder is also explored relative to etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: ** Classes not needed for Degree
Fall or Sum Only
3. CIS120 Intro To Computer Info Systems 3
Description: Introduces computer and information systems, including the development and hands-on use of applications designed for communications, decision support, and database management. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. CST111 Fdmtls Of Public Speaking 3
Description: Development of basic skills for creation and delivery of oral messages in public and in small groups. Emphasizes organization and reasoning. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SST202 Phonetics 3 SST202 Notes
Description: Sounds of the American language, emphasizing acoustic and physiologic aspects of articulation development and assessment. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Cultural Understanding
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Fall Only
2. SST251 Anatomy/Physiology Of Spch/Lan 3 SST251 Notes
Description: Structure and function of the mechanisms used in speech and language. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall Only
3. SCIELECTIVE Science Elective 3 SCIELECTIVE Notes
Notes: Complete four from ANT 101, 102, or 104; BIO 301 and 302; PSY 230 or equivalent; MAT 114; STA 270 or equivalent; CCJ 355; ECI 497 C;ESE 380; HS 333; SOC 355W or 365; PAS 355 or 356; POS 303
At least 6 units must be upper division.
4. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Student must choose either a concentration, minor or certificate to fulfill degree requirements. Student must see an academic advisor for details.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SST375 Speech-language Sciences 3 SST375 Notes
Description: Addresses the fundamentals of the sciences pertaining to articulation, voice, and language. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: [(CSD 202 or SST 202) and (CSD 251 or SST 251)] or International Exchange Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Spring Only
2. SCIELECTIVE Science Elective 3 SCIELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ANT 101, 102, or 104; BIO 301 and 302; PSY 230 or equivalent; MAT 114; STA 270 or equivalent; CCJ 355; ESE 380; HS 333; SOC 355W or 365; PAS 355 or 356; POS 303
At least 6 units must be upper division.
3. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. SCIELECTIVE Science Elective 3 SCIELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ANT 101, 102, or 104; BIO 301 and 302; PSY 230 or equivalent; MAT 114; STA 270 or equivalent; CCJ 355; ESE 380; HS 333; SOC 355W or 365; PAS 355 or 356; POS 303
At least 6 units must be upper division.

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SST301 Slpa: Childhood Comm Disorders 3 SST301 Notes
Description: Addresses the major childhood communication disorders focusing on the role of the speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) in their diagnosis and treatment. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: ** Classes not needed for Degree
Fall Only
2. SST302 Slpa: Adult Comm Disorders 3 SST302 Notes
Description: Addresses the major adult communication disorders focusing on the role of the speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) in their diagnosis and treatment. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: ** Classes not needed for Degree
Fall Only
3. SST350 Comm Dvlpmnt In Children 3 SST350 Notes
Description: Normal development of speech and language, including the relationship of perceptual, cognitive, social-emotional, motor, and communicative factors; emphasis on language and articulatory systems as well as articulation and language acquisition. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall Only
4. SST376 Hearing Science 3 SST376 Notes
Description: Introduces the normal hearing process; focusing on the peripheral auditory systems, coding of the basic attributes of sound, and the perception of simple sounds. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall Only
5. CSTCOURSE See Catalog or Advisor 3 CSTCOURSE Notes
Notes: Theory-based courses: COM 200, CST 271, 321, 323, 351, 361, 365, 424, 465, 472, 475 and 477
6. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SST303 Slpa: Screening And Treatment 3 SST303 Notes
Description: Addresses principles of screening and treatment of communication disorders focusing on the role of the speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA). Letter grade only.
Notes: ** Classes not needed for Degree
Spring Only
2. SST304 Slpa: Case Studies 3 SST304 Notes
Description: Uses a case studies format to explore the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders focusing on the role of the speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA). Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014
Notes: ** Classes not needed for Degree
Spring Only
3. HHS300W Applied Ethics In Health Care 3
Description: This course examines health care practices from a moral point of view using philosophical argument techniques. Department consent required. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, or permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the 7th term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SST405 Neuro Fondtn Of Spch/Lang/Hear 3 SST405 Notes
Description: Applies the principles of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology to the study of normal human communication. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: CSD 251 or SST 251 or Admission to Summers-Only Track or Admission to Full-Time Track or Admission to Full-Time Leveler Track or International Exchange Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Fall or Sum Only
2. CONCNTRNCOURSE Concentration course 3
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. SCIELECTIVE Science Elective 3 SCIELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ANT 101, 102, or 104; BIO 301 and 302; PSY 230 or equivalent; MAT 114; STA 270 or equivalent; CCJ 355; ESE 380; HS 333; SOC 355W or 365; PAS 355 or 356; POS 303
At least 6 units must be upper division.
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. SST455C Survey Of Speech Pathology 3 SST455C Notes
Description: Reviews various types of speech, voice, and language problems commonly evaluated and treated by practicing clinicians. Provides basic information about diagnosis and treatment in preparation for entering graduate programs. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: [(CSD 202 or SST 202) and (CSD 251 or SST 251) and (CSD 350 or SST 350) and (CSD 375 or SST 375)] or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014
Notes: Spring Only
2. SST456 Survey Of Audiology 3 SST456 Notes
Description: Anatomy and physiology of the auditory system; acoustics and psychoacoustics of hearing; hearing conservation. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: SST 376
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Spring Only
3. SST460 Clin Intractn In Slp & Audio 3 SST460 Notes
Description: Observation of therapy procedures in various clinical settings. Introduces clinic policies and procedures through a variety of clinical activities. 3 hrs. lecture. Pass-fail only.
Prerequisite: SST 191, SST 202, and SST 251 Pre- or Corequisite: SST 301, SST 302, SST 303, and SST 304 with grades of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Optional
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) Student Choice (7)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

This plan prepares the student to enter any post-baccalaureate program in communication sciences and disorders, including NAU¿s mater¿s degree in clinical speech pathology.

To earn this BIS degree, you must complete at least the following 120 units of coursework, with requirements in the following sections:

  • At least 57 units of major requirements, including courses in your emphasis and focus.
  • At least 35 units of liberal studies requirements, appropriate for either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree. Be aware that you may use courses with a SST prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements.
  • You may not use liberal studies courses in your focus, minor or certificate to also satisfy liberal studies requirements.
  • Concentration, minor or certificate courses may not have SST prefixes.
  • Elective courses, if needed, must be added reach am overall total of at least 120 units.
CONTACT INFORMATION:

Nurse Sciences Building #72 room 206
(928) 523-6717

Stephanie Cotton
SLPA Certification
School of Health Professions, Building #66, Room 227
(928) 523-7419
Stephanie.Cotton@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.