|Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology|
David L. McPherson, Chair
136 TLRB, (801) 378-4318
David O. McKay School of Education Advisement Center
120 MCKB, (801) 378-3426
The degree program in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology is open enrollment.
To receive a bachelor's degree a student must fill three groups of requirements: (1) general education requirements, (2) university requirements, and (3) major requirements.
Students should contact their college advisement center for information about general education courses that will also fill major requirements.
Precollege Math (zero to one course)
|First-Year Writing (one course)||3.0|
|Advanced Writing (one course)||3.0|
|Biological Science (one to two courses)||3–6.0|
|Physical Science (one to two courses)||3–7.0|
|American Heritage (one to two courses)||3–6.0|
|Wellness (one to three courses)||1.5–2.0|
|Civilization (two courses)||6.0|
|Arts and Letters (one course)||3.0|
|Natural Sciences (one course)||3–4.0|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (one course)||3.0|
Note 1: For a complete list of courses that will fill each GE category, see the General Education section of the current class schedule.
Note 2: Additional information about general education requirements can be found in the General Education section of the current class schedule or this catalog.
|Hours needed to graduate||120.0|
Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0.
Note: See the Graduation section of this catalog for more information.
Complete the major requirements listed for the following undergraduate degree program.
|BS||Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology|
|Minor||Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology|
Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.
For more information see the BYU 2001–2002 Graduate Catalog.
Audiology is a relatively new discipline that relies on technology to deal with its primary concern, the measurement of hearing and hearing loss. Audiology includes studying the nervous system to learn how we sense, perceive, and derive information from the sense organs. Audiology students also learn about the development of speech and language, the anatomy and physiology of the ear, a variety of electronic test instruments that reveal the function of the intricate processes involved in hearing, and disorders and diseases of hearing. Physicians use audiological findings to diagnose and treat hearing problems. This information is also used in counseling the hearing impaired and for prescribing hearing aids. Teachers use the knowledge to understand and help children with hearing impairments.
The discipline of speech-language pathology emerged to help people who have lost or have never had the ability to speak normally. It serves persons with speech and language disorders such as stuttering, articulation problems, aphasia, voice problems, language delay, and similar disabilities. Students learn about speech and language development, the anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism, the neurology of perception and production of speech and language, impairments that cause speech and language disorders, and communication disorders remediation. Professionals work in public schools, hospitals, private or community clinics, or private practice.
This is a preprofessional program leading to a master's degree that is required for entrance into the profession.
*Hours include courses that may fulfill GE or university requirements.
|Class Schedule||Major Academic Plan (MAP)|
133. Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. (2:2:2) F, W , Alt. term
230. Language Science. (3:3:1) F, W
320. Speech Anatomy. (3:3:1) F Prerequisite: Zool 260.
321. Speech Science. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: ASLP 320, Phscs 167.
330. Language Development. (3:3:1) F
331. Phonology. (3:3:1) F
334. Basic Hearing Science. (3:3:0) F, W Prerequisite: Phscs 167.
350. Language Disorders. (3:3:1) W Prerequisite: ASLP 330, 331.
351. Disorders of Articulation and Phonology. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: ASLP 331.
434. Pediatric Audiology. (2:2:1) F, W Prerequisite: ASLP 438.
438. Hearing Tests and Measures. (3:3:1) F, W Prerequisite: ASLP 334.
444. Speech and Language for the Hearing Impaired. (3:3:3) F, W
450. Professional Practices in Schools, Hospitals, and Clinics. (3:3:0) W Prerequisite: ASLP 350, 351, 438.
493R. Readings. (1–2:Arr.:Arr. ea.) F, W, Sp, Su
500. Research Methods. (3:3:0) F, W Prerequisite: Stat 221 or equivalent.
544. Psychoacoustics. (2:2:1) Alt. term
573. Aphasia. (3:3:0) W
574. Communicative Disorders of Individuals with Severe Disabilities. (3:3:0) F
575. Motor Speech Disorders. (3:3:0) F
For 600- and 700-level courses, see the BYU 2001–2002 Graduate Catalog.
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Culatta, Barbara (2000) BS, California State U. of Pennsylvania, 1969; MA, PhD, U. of Pittsburgh, 1970, 1975.
Fujiki, Martin (1990) BS, U. of Idaho, 1972; MS, PhD, U. of Utah, 1974, 1980.
Harris, Richard (1982) BS, North Dakota State U., 1973; MS, U. of Wisconsin, 1974; PhD, Purdue U.,1978.
McPherson, David L. (1991) BS, Brigham Young U., 1967; MA, George Washington U., 1969; PhD, U. of Washington, 1972.
Channell, Ron W. (1983) BS, MS, Brigham Young U., 1977, 1979; PhD, U. of Utah, 1983.
Dromey, Christopher (2000) BA, Brigham Young U., 1985; MA, State U. of New York, Buffalo, 1990; PhD, U. of Colorado, 1995.
Blair, Nancy (2000) BS, MS, Brigham Young U., 1993, 1995.
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Low, Gordon M. (1964) BS, MS, U. of Utah, 1949, 1950; PhD, U. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1955.
Lucido, Bonnie Rae (1979) BS, MS, Brigham Young U., 1964, 1966; PhD, U. of Utah, 1994.
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