Healthcare Studies, B.S. - Speech Language Pathology Assistant

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA for graduation.  The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: 


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


(*) When up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements, they are recommended below; only two courses within Explorations (T2) may be fulfilled by courses in the same subject.  

Healthcare Studies Core (36 Credits)
HLS 200  or HSC 200 – Healthcare Professions and Medical Terminology
HLS 210 – Principles of Patient Centered Healthcare

HLS 240 – Statistics for Health and Clinical Sciences or MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (T1QR)* 
HLS 330 – Case Studies in Healthcare Ethics or PHI 325 Bio-Medical Ethics
HLS 400 – Health Informatics
HLS 415 – Healthcare Systems, Policy, and Billing
HLS 440 – Research Methods for Evidence-Based Healthcare   
MGT 300 – Management and Organization or PCH 362 – Public Health Management
PCH 265 – Illness and Disease
PSY 219 – Lifespan Development
PSY 366 – Health Psychology
REC 307 – Disabilities in Society


Concentration Requirements (22 Credits):
CMD 200 – Introduction to Developmental Communication Disorders
CMD 203 – Phonetics and Phonological Systems
CMD 317 – Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
CMD 319 – Language Development: Ages Birth to Five
CMD 419 – Language Acquisition: School Age: Adolescence
CMD 462 – Clinical Practicum for the Speech Language Pathology Assistant
CMD 463 – Speech Language Pathology Assistant Practicum


PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology (T2MB)*

Select one (T2LE)*:
BIO 100 – General Zoology
BIO 200 – Human Anatomy and Physiology