Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Main Departmental Office

Speech/Drama Building, 158

P.O. Box 305010

Denton, TX 76203-5010

(940) 565-2481

Fax: (940) 565-4058

Web site: www.sphs.unt.edu

Patricia Summers, Interim Chair

Faculty

Professors Daniloff, Stream, Terrell. Associate Professors Henoch, Larson. Assistant Professors Gopal, Lu, Summers. Master Teaching Clinicians Faurot, Gray, Ohler. Lecturer DeKemel.

Introduction

Speech and hearing sciences is concerned with the scientific study of human auditory-verbal communication with reference to disorders involving speech, language and hearing. The emphasis of this department is to provide an educational and research setting where students may learn models and theories of normal communicative function, and appropriate rationale, techniques and procedures for the evaluation and management of people with speech, language and/or hearing disorders.

In addition to classroom instruction in the area of normal and disordered communication, this department maintains a clinical training facility for students to acquire practical experience through clinical services offered to clients by the UNT Speech and Hearing Center.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following areas:

The bachelor's degree is a preprofessional degree for persons wishing to pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology. The master's degree is required in order to be licensed in Texas and for clinical certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

The preprofessional program provides basic preparation in the normal development and functioning of speech, language and hearing, and introductory courses concerned with communication disorders and appropriate remedial procedures. Clinical activities are scheduled concurrently with academic progress and involve limited diagnostic and therapeutic interaction with speech, language and hearing handicapped individuals under closely supervised conditions. Enrollment in the clinical practicum (SPHS 4060) is contingent upon maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above in the major area. All course selections must be approved by an undergraduate adviser or the department chair.

The department's master's degree programs in both speech pathology and audiology are accredited by the ASHA Council on Academic Accreditation [10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852; (301) 897-5700]. Satisfactory completion of the master's programs enables individuals to meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for ASHA's Certificate of Clinical Competence and the state of Texas license in speech-language pathology and/or audiology.

Bachelor of Arts

The department offers the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in speech-language pathology/audiology. The requirements for the degree are listed in the "Supplemental Information for BA with a major in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology" section that follows the four-year degree plan.

Major in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Some requirements may have changed because the University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Contact a degree program adviser.

BA with a Major in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology pdf

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

Laboratory Science9 4

Oral Communication2, 16 3

Wellness11 3

Total 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS

ECON 1110, Principles of Macroeconomics 3

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

LANG 2040, Foreign Language (intermediate)3, 16 3

CSCI1, 16 3

Elective16 3

Total 15

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

SPHS 3020, Phonetics 3

SPHS 3080, Nature of Communication Disorders 3

SPHS 4010, Normal Speech and Language Development 3

SPHS 4130, Anatomical Bases of Speech and Hearing 3

Minor 3

Total 18

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS

SPHS 4060, Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 3

SPHS 4150, Speech and Hearing Sciences 3

SPHS 4210, Clinical Methods in Speech-Language Pathology 3

Minor 3

Minor 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 1320, College Writing II6 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

MATH 1600, College Math with Calculus4, 16 5

Laboratory Science9 4

Total 15

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

LANG 2050, Foreign Language (intermediate)3, 16 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

Laboratory Science9 4

Visual and Performing Arts7 3

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

SPHS 3050, Disorders of Articulation and Phonology 3

SPHS 3070, Basic Audiology 3

SPHS 4120, Neurological Bases of Speech and Hearing 3

SPHS 4140, Introduction to Language Disorders 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS

SPHS 4060, Clinical Practicum in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 3

SPHS 4090, Basic Rehabilitative Audiology 3

Minor 4

Minor (advanced) 3

Minor (advanced) 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 19

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester. Some courses may require prerequisites not listed. See Arts and Sciences notes in supplement booklet for footnotes.

Supplemental Information for BA with a major in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology

1. Minimum credit of 128 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.

2. Major area (speech and hearing sciences): 39 hours including: SPHS 3020, 3050, 3070, 3080,4010, 4060 (6 hours), 4090, 4120, 4130, 4140, 4150 and 4210.

3. Students should have a degree plan prepared as soon as the major is declared. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in the major.

4. University requirements: consult the College of Arts and Sciences section and University Core Curriculum Requirements" in the Academics section of this catalog for general requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree. The University Core Curriculum was being revised at the time this catalog went to press. Consult a degree program adviser or the university's Web site (www.unt.edu/catsched/).

5. Students majoring in speech and hearing sciences are required to complete a minor. Students may elect one of the following:

a. a minimum of 18 hours in a department outside of speech and hearing sciences, of which 6 must be advanced; or

b. 18 hours, including 9 advanced, in a multidisciplinary program from two or more departments outside speech and hearing sciences. The courses must be selected in consultation with the student's adviser.

Minor

A minor in speech and hearing sciences requires a total of 18 semester hours selected from the following: SPHS 3020, 3050, 3070, 3080, 4010, 4090, 4120, 4130, 4140, 4150 and 4210. Minors must observe the system of prerequisites for courses.

Departmental advisers are available for consultation on the minor in speech and hearing sciences.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers degree programs leading to the Master of Arts and Master of Science. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Speech and Hearing Center

The Speech and Hearing Center is open throughout all academic sessions for services to all UNT students and the public. The center provides professional evaluation and remediation of disorders of articulation, language, voice and fluency. Services also include audiological tests, fitting of hearing aids and aural rehabilitation for persons with impaired hearing.

The clinical services in speech-language pathology and audiology are accredited by the Professional Services Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Services are free to enrolled students, but fees for services are charged to faculty, staff and their families.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section at the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The "Course and Subject Guide," found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

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