Undergraduate Studies

Curriculum

The BS Program in Communicative Sciences and Disorders requires completion of 128 total points--60 points in the liberal arts, 44 points of specialization within the major, and 24 points of unrestricted electives.

In addition to 44 points of liberal arts courses in specified areas, there are 16 points of liberal arts electives that students can direct toward a minor or use to explore a variety of subjects. The 24 additional points of unrestricted electives allow students to further explore their academic interests in any school of the university.

CSD majors are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in order to make satisfactory academic progress within the program.

Sample Program of Study

     * denotes class only offered in fall | ** denotes class only offered in spring

First Academic Year

   

 

 

Fall Semester

 

 

Spring Semester

 

New Student Seminar

0

 

Advanced College Essay

4

Intro to Communicative Sciences & Disorders

4

 

Cultures and Contexts

4

Writing the Essay         

4

 

Foreign Language I

4

Texts and Ideas

4

 

Science of Language

4

Societies and Social Sciences

4

 

 

 

TOTAL

16

 

TOTAL

16

         

Second Academic Year

   

 

 

Fall Semester

 

 

Spring Semester

 

Neuroanatomy & Physiology of Communication*

4

 

Anatomy & Physiology  Speech & Hearing Mechanism**

4

Phonetics & Phonemics*

4

 

Expressive Cultures

4

Foreign Language II

4

 

Unrestricted Elective

4

Liberal Arts Elective                      

4

 

 Natural Science I (Physical Science)

TOTAL

16

 

TOTAL

16

         

Third Academic Year

   

 

 

Fall Semester

 

 

Spring Semester

 

Speech and Language Development

4

 

Auditory Intervention Lifespan** Pre-req: CSCD-UE 1230

4

Introduction to Audiology*

4

 

Quantitative Reasoning

4

Unrestricted Elective

4

 

Acoustic Phonetics** Pre-req: CSCD-UE 61

4

Liberal Arts Elective

4

 

Unrestricted Elective

4

TOTAL

16

 

TOTAL

16

         

Fourth Academic Year

   

 

 

Fall Semester

 

 

Spring Semester

 

Natural Science II (Biological Science)

4

 

Restricted Elective (Major)

4

Restricted Elective (Major)

4

 

Liberal Arts Elective

4

Unrestricted Elective

4

 

Unrestricted Elective

4

Liberal Arts Elective

4

 

Unrestricted Elective

4

TOTAL

16

 

TOTAL

16

         
       TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  128

 

Core Curriculum of the College of Arts and Science

The Core Curriculum of the College of Arts and Science provides a foundational academic experience of general education in the liberal art for undergraduates at NYU. Courses in the Core Curriculum are designed to give students in the College the skills and breadth of intellectual perspective to flourish in their major programs of study and in their later careers. For students in the other participating schools and programs, the curriculum has been adapted to provide the liberal arts core of their professional preparation.

In addition to courses offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, Steinhardt students may take CORE courses within Steinhardt.

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Expository Writing Program and the Writing Center

NYU’s required writing courses are designed to prepare students for the work they will do in all of their academic courses. These writing courses are foundational and essential; they prepare students for rigorous thinking, elegant writing, and supple imagining.

In order to meet and exceed the rigor of academic writing, NYU provides assistance through the Writing Center. The Writing Center is a place where any NYU student can get help with his or her writing. The center, a part of NYU's Expository Writing Program in the College of Arts and Science, is a place where one-on-one teaching and learning occur, as students work closely with professional consultants at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing except for exams.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please refer to the Expository Writing Program webpage.

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Foreign Language Placement Exam

Entering undergraduate students take foreign language proficiency examinations administered by the College of Arts and Science prior to their first registration. The results of these examinations do not exempt students from taking these courses but assist in determining the appropriate level of courses in these areas.

The placement examinations are required of undergraduate students who will register for any language with which they have prior experience (studied in high school, college or study abroad programs or who are bilingual or multilingual).

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