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Speech Communications

The Department of Speech and Communications provides students with comprehensive knowledge of the underlying processes of normal speech, language, and hearing development, as well as disorders of communication across the lifespan. Its purpose is to provide students with the background and educational tools necessary to succeed in their graduate studies in Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology. This department provides students with a Bachelor of Science. 

Professionals in the fields of Communication disorders work with individuals of all ages to improve skills related to communication including articulation, language, voice, and listening/hearing. 

Dr. Esther Hurley serves as the chair of the speech department in Flatbush.

 

Required Courses (31.5 Credits):

  • SPLN 101 - Fundamentals of Speech - 3 credits
  • SPLN 208 - Phonetics - 3 credits
  • SPLN 209 - Anatomy and Physiology of Speech - 3 credits
  • SPLN 210 - Normal Speech and Language Development - 3 credits
  • SPLN 308 - Introduction to Hearing Sciences and Acoustics - 3 credits
  • SPLN 309 - Introduction to Audiology I - 3 credits
  • SPLN 310 - Speech Pathology I: Communication Disorders - 3.5 credits
  • SPLN 401 - Speech Pathology II: Rehabilitation - 4 credits
  • SPLN 411 - Auditory Rehabilitation - 3 credits
  • SPLN 493 - Senior Speech Seminar-open to seniors only - 3 credits

Three Electives From the Following (9 Credits):

  • SPLN 223 - Sign Language - 3 credits
  • SPLN 311 - Introduction to Audiology II - 4 credits
  • SPLN 412 - Acoustic Phonetics - 3 credits
  • SPLN 420 - Development & Disorders of Feeding Skills - 3 credits
  • SPLN 507 - Articulation and Phonological Disorders - 3 credits
  • SPLN 508 - Pediatric Audiology - 3 credits
  • EDUN 316/317 - Language Acquisition & Emergent Literacy - 3 credits
  • PSYN 201 - Developmental Psychology - 3 credits
  • PSYN 311 - Psycholinguistics - 3 credits

Other Requirements: (13 credits)

  • MATN 261 - Statistics - 3 credits
  • PSYN 101 - Introduction to Psychology - 3 credits

One of the following:

  • BION 101 - Principles of Biology - 4 credits
  • BION 111 - Human Biology - 4 credits

One of the following:

  • CPPN 150 - The Physical Universe** - 3 credits
  • Any Physical Science course - 3 credits

Total Credits in Program: 53.5

  • Students who wish to sit for the New York State teacher's license are required to take specified education courses as well as the above courses. Please consult with the Touro Education Department for details.
  • ** Strongly recommended