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Pre-requisite Courses

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology does not offer pre-requisite courses in communication sciences and disorders. Individuals applying to the department's degree curriculum without an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders must fulfill pre-requisite course requirements of specific types. The courses listed below are descriptions of the 15 credits in communication sciences and disorders needed to apply as a matriculate student. Prospective applicants may take the same type of courses to those described below at any other accredited institution. A coursegrade of B or better is required for all pre-requisite courses. When applying to the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, applicants must ensure each foundation course carries at least a 3-credit load. Two credit courses will only partially fulfill the requirement. See the table at the bottom of this page for course equivalents at other CUNY schools.

The 15 credits of pre-requisite coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders are:

Introduction to Language Science (3 credits)
An introduction to the nature of language and communication. Topics include components of the linguistic system, relationship between verbal and non-verbal communication, and language acquisition across the life span. [Note: Introduction to Language Science is the same as Language Development or Language Acquisition.] 

Phonetics of American English (3 credits)
Phonetic features of oral American English and dialectal variations of American English and non-native English speech.

Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)
An overview of the structure of speech and the basic mechanisms involved in the production of speech sounds; a foundation for a more in-depth study of speech science and its application to clinical practice in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; Structure and organization of the ventilatory, laryngeal, supralaryngeal and orofacial mechanisms; issues in basic speech acoustics and perception.

Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology (3 credits)
Introduction to organic and behavioral correlates of human communication, its development and disorders. The influence of culture, heritage, and socioeconomic status on the disorders of voice, articulation, fluency, and language.

Introduction to Audiology (3 credits)
An overview of the field of Audiology inclusive of acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the ear, and measurement of disorders. Coursework reviews etiologies and pathologies of hearing disorders, measurement of hearing loss and how hearing loss affects communication and the development of language.

 

In addition to the 15 credits of pre-requisite communication sciences and disorders courses listed above, applicants must also fulfill the following requirements at either an undergraduate and/or graduate level with a B or better in each course: English (6 credits), social science (6 credits), biological science (3 credits - no lab necessary), physical science (3 credits - no lab necessary), statistics (3 credits), US History (3 credits), Arts (3 credits), and non-English language (3 credits) requirements. 

Download this worksheet to track the pre-requisite courses you need to apply to the Speech-Language Pathology master of science curriculum in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. 

 

CUNY's Lehman, Queens and Brooklyn Colleges offer undergraduate courses in communication sciences. The following course are equivalent to Hunter's pre-requisites necessary to apply to the MS in Speech-Language Pathology Program:

 

Hunter Requirement
(credits) 
Lehman Course
(credits) 
Queens Course
(credits) 
Brooklyn Course
(credits) 
Introduction to Language Science
(3 credits) 
SPV 221 - Language Acquisition
(3 credits) 
LCD 216 - Language Acquisition
(3 credits) 
SPEC 2231 - Speech and Language Development
(4 credits) 
Phonetics of American English
(3 credits) 
LNG (SPV) 245 - Articulatory Phonetics
(3 credits) 
LCD 110 - Phonetics
(3 credits) 
SPEC 1113 - Phonetics
(3 credits) 
Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing System
(3 credits) 
SPV 247 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanisms
(3 credits) 
LCD 207 - Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language
(3 credits) 
SPEC 1178 - Speech Language and Hearing Science: Anatomy & Physiology
(4 credits) 
Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology
(3 credits) 

SPV 162 - Language, Speech, and Hearing 
(3 credits) 
or
SPV 327 - Speech Pathology: Organic Disorders
(3 credits)
or
SPV 326 - Speech Pathology: Functional Disorders
(3 credits)  

LCD 106 - Introduction to Communication Disorders
(3 credits) 
SPEC 1114 - Survey of Speech Language and Hearing Disorders
(3 credits) 
Introduction to Audiology
(3 credits) 
SPV 249 - Hearing Sciences
(3 credits)
or
SPV 328 - Introduction to AudioFunctional Disorders
(3 credits)  
LCD 208 - Hearing Science
(3 credits) 
SPEC 2481 - Audiology 
(4 credits) 

 

Contact us

 

Speech-Language & Audiology Department Office

Ms. Joanne Johnson
Voice 212 481 4467
Fax: 212 481 4458
E-mail: comsc@hunter.cuny.edu

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 12-5 pm

Office Location:
Room 900 (West Building)
425 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010

COMSC Clinic

Hunter College Center for Communication Disorders
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425 East 25th Street
New York, NY 10010 

Monday-Thursday 10 am - 6 pm

Clinic phone: 212 481 4464
Clinic fax: 212 481 3029 

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