May 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Language, Speech, and Hearing Sciences B.A.


TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120
Plans of Study

Global Pathways Certified Program

The Bachelor of Arts in Language, Speech, and Hearing Science prepares students for graduate studies and/or work in communication sciences and disorders or related fields. This program includes required coursework in a variety of topics within communication sciences and disorders.

This program has been certified as a Global Pathway, which has significant global content. Students in Global Pathway programs are well positioned to earn the Global Citizen Award and become eligible to apply for a study abroad scholarship offered by the Global Citizens Project.

University Admissions - College of Behavioral and Community Sciences


Admission to the University is based on the University’s Undergraduate Admission Requirements that may be found by clicking on the following urls:

Graduation Requirements


Satisfactory completion of the following requirements: 

  • General Education Program (36 credit hours), including State Core General Education, State Computation and State Communication; 
  • Minimum of 120 unduplicated credit hours;
  • A minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all coursework taken at USF and an overall 2.0 GPA average on all college-level coursework;
  • Major and college requirements in a chosen degree program;
  • Nine credit hours of coursework taken during the summer term(s) (if entered USF with less than 60 credit hours); 
  • Registration and successful completion of at least thirty (30) of the last sixty (60) credit hours;
  • 45 credit hours of upper-level coursework;
  • Civics Literacy;
  • Foreign language admissions coursework.

Foreign Language Requirement


In addition to the foreign language entrance requirement, all students applying for a Bachelor of Arts degree from USF must demonstrate competency in a foreign language. To demonstrate this competency, students may take either two semesters of a beginning college-level foreign language or one semester of a higher-level course and earn a letter grade of “C” (no “S” grades) or above in the appropriate level course or demonstrate equivalent competency by passing an examination. Students may fulfill this requirement by demonstrating fluency in a language other than English and proficiency in English, as demonstrated in successful coursework or examination in English. Two semesters of American Sign Language are accepted to meet this requirement, but a student may take any foreign language to meet the requirement.

State Mandated Common Prerequisites


  • BSC X000-X999 Biological Sciences – 3 credit hours
  • STA X000-X999 Statistics – 3 credit hours
  • PHY X000-X999 Physics or CHM X000-X999 Chemistry – 3 credit hours
  • PSY X000-X999 Psychology or EXP X000-X999 Experimental Psychology or CLP X000-X999 Clinical Psychology or DEP X000-X999 Developmental Psychology or SYG X000-X999 Sociology, General or SYD X000-X999 Sociology of Demography/Area Studies/Sociological Minorities or SYO X000-X999 Social Organization or SYP X000-X999 Social Processes or FYC X000-X999 Family, Youth and Community or FAD X000-X999 Home Economics:  Family Development – 3 credit hours

FOR ALL MAJORS: Students are strongly encouraged to select required lower division electives that will enhance their general education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.

Major Courses: (45 credit hours)


GPA Requirements


A minimum adjusted grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on all coursework taken at USF and an overall 2.0 GPA average on all college-level coursework

Grading Requirements


A student must receive a grade of C- or better in all major coursework.

D/F Policy


Any student who receives a grade of “D+” or lower in two or more USF Communication Sciences and Disorders courses will be required to pursue major reselection.  Note: Students may use grade forgiveness to improve GPA, but all “D+” or lower grades will count towards the maximum allowed total “D+” or lower grades in the major whether grade forgiven or not. 

Research Opportunities


Undergraduate students in any degree program are able to participate in undergraduate research. Several options exist to show mentored undergraduate research activity on a student’s official transcript. Those who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 4914  course. This course will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research is able to assist with further inquiries.

Advising Information


Students are urged to consult with an advisor at lshadvising@usf.edu.

4 Year Plan of Study - Language-Speech-Hearing Science B.A.


NOTES:

 

Potential Entry Level Job Titles:

  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Speech Pathologist

Potential Entry Level Salary Range:

  • $48,000 - $73,000

Year 1


Semester 1 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 15

Semester 3 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 5 (Spring)


  • ✳️ FLEX - Foreign Language Exit Credit(s): 4
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • TGEI - Information and Data Literacy  Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 6 (Summer)


  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General/Unrestricted Elective Credit(s): 3

Total Credit Hours: 9

Year 3


Semester 7 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 13

Semester 8 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 9 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

Year 4


Semester 10 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 12

Semester 11 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 12

2 Year Plan of Study - Language-Speech-Hearing Science B.A.


NOTES:

Year 1


Semester 2 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 16

Semester 3 (Summer)


Please consider pursing High Impact Practice opportunities this semester such as Education Abroad, Internship Opportunities, Community Engagement, or Research Opportunities.

Questions about opportunities? Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor.

 

Year 2


Semester 4 (Fall)


Total Credit Hours: 14

Semester 5 (Spring)


Total Credit Hours: 14