Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Typical Course Sequence for Majors

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Freshman Year

Fall Term

  • SP 103: Introduction to Communication Disorders*
  • PL 201: Foundations of Philosophy
  • WR 100: Effective Writing
  • Language Core
  • Social Science Core (PY Course recommended)

Spring Term

  • HS 100-level Requirement
  • SP 200-level Required Course*
  • Language Core or Elective
  • Science Core (BL Course)
  • Social Science Core

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

  • EN 101: Understanding Literature
  • SP 200-level Required Course*
  • SP 200-level Required Course*
  • SP 205: Phonetics*
  • ST 110: Introductions to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis*
  • Elective

Spring Term

  • EN 200-level Writers Core
  • SP 200-level Required Course*
  • SP 301 Anatomy and Physiology: Speech and Language*
  • TH 201: Introduction to Theology
  • Science Core (CH/PH Courses)

Junior Year

Fall Term

  • PL 200-level Philosophical Perspectives Course
  • SP 300-level Required Course*
  • SP 308: Professional and Technical Writing in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology*
  • TH 201: Introduction to Theology
  • Fine Arts Core
  • Elective

Spring Term

  • SP 300-level Required Course*
  • SP 400-level Required Course*
  • History 300-level Core
  • Theology TH 202-299 Core
  • Elective

Senior Year

Fall Term

  • SP 400-level Required Course*
  • Ethics Core
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Term

  • SP 400-level Required Course*
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

* Required for major

    1. Majors must complete one mathematics course (ST110 required) and two natural science courses (one biology and one chemistry or physics) to fulfill the math/science core requirement. (Note: For admission into most graduate programs, one of the science courses must have an associated lab.)

    2. The following courses are electives within the major: (Free Electives) SP 102, SP 214, SP 312, SP 314, SP 417; (Choose 1) SP 401, SP 405, SP 406, SP 413. Students who wish to pursue graduate studies in speech-language pathology are strongly encouraged to take SP 441 in their senior year.

    3. Some states require teacher certification on order to pursue a career within the school system. Interested students should check each state’s requirements and consult with their major advisor.

    4. The curriculum includes primarily core courses for the freshman and sophomore years. Students often complete two major courses in the freshman year and a consistent number of major courses thereafter. Major Courses are offered at least one time each semester.

    5. Students planning to study abroad should talk with International Programs, the Academic Advising and Support Center, and the Department’s Undergraduate Program Director and their academic advisor during their freshman or sophomore year to plan their course of study (see Advising). While the Department encourages students to participate in programs that they choose, coursework in the major cannot be fulfilled in the study abroad program. The department cannot guarantee the sequence or availability of courses as outlined should the student choose to study abroad.

    6. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Requirement under Curriculum and Policies on the website).