Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Illinois State University
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Major in Speech Language Pathology

Students who wish to practice speech-language pathology should complete the Speech Pathology Sequence. A Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology is required in order to practice as a speech language pathologist. This sequence, upon completion of the Master's degree, allows one to obtain the CCC-SLP, a state license in speech-language pathology, and a Type 73 School Services Personnel Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology.   

Requirements for Speech Pathology Sequence

51 total hours are required in this sequence.

45 hours of Communication Sciences and Disorders coursework:

  •  CSD 155:  Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  •  CSD 175:  Speech and Language Development
  • CSD 215:  Clinical Phonetics
  •  CSD 310:  Clinical Neurology
  •  CSD 316:  Organic Disorder of Speech I
  •  CSD 318:  Professional Issues in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology
  •  CSD 319:  Foundation of Speech Disorders
  •  CSD 321:  Language Disorders
  •  CSD 332:  The Clinical Process:  Evaluation and Treatment
  •  CSD 349:  Speech and Hearing Science
  •  CSD 350:  Introduction to Audiology
  • CSD 351:  Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation
  • CSD 352:  Signed English for Clinicians
  • CSD 360:  Augmentative Communication  

6 hours of Professional Education coursework: 

  • SED 101:  Exceptional Learner
  • C&I 210:  Child Growth and Development  or   PSY 213:  Development through the Lifespan