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					                                               Second Bachelor’s Degree Program:
                                      Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders
                                      with a Concentration in Speech-Language Sciences (BS-SLS)

NOTE: The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee currently offers all the undergraduate SPA
courses needed for the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences Disorders, and it intends to offer the
degree starting in 2012, pending approval of the program by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern

Degree Program Overview
The B.S. in Speech-Language Sciences degree consists of twelve, upper-level major courses within Communication
Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The BS-SLS provides a depth of knowledge for those intending to pursue the field
of Speech Language Pathology. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to apply for graduate
programs in Speech Language Pathology. They may also be eligible to apply for employment in Florida public
school districts. If you are planning to apply to a graduate program, it is suggested you check the admission
requirements of the school you intend to apply to prior to enrolling in this program.
    A completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution in a field other than Communication
       Sciences & Disorders
    A minimum 2.75 overall GPA in the previous bachelor’s degree and all postsecondary undergraduate
BS-SLS Program of Study
SPA 3101 Anatomy & Physiology                                 SPA 4250 Intro to Speech Disorders
SPA 3030 Intro to Hearing Sciences                            SPA 4510 Clinical Methods & Counseling in CSD
SPA 3112 Applied Phonetics in Comm. Disorders                 SPA 4321 Intro to Audiologic Rehabilitation
SPA 3004 Intro to Lang. Development & Disorders               SPA 4257Adult Neurogenic Comm. Disorders
SPA 4104 Neuroanatomy                                         SPA 4050 Intro to the Clinical Process*
SPA 3310 Intro to Disorders of Hearing                        *(requires 25 observation hours)
SPA 3011 Intro to Speech Science

BS-SLS Pre-requisites
Must be completed prior to graduation, students may use coursework from previous bachelor’s degree.
Transcripts will be reviewed upon admission.
A Statistics course
A Biological Science course
A Physical Science course
A Social Science course

BS-SLS Format
The CSD courses in the BS-SLS are taught 100% online. The program will be offered as a cohort with two options.
Students can choose the full-time option (four courses per term) or part-time option (two courses per term). Cohorts
will begin only in the summer term.

Additional Program Requirements
    Students must complete online orientation and advising prior to registration for classes
    Must have a 3.0 GPA in USF CSD coursework to graduate
    Maximum of 2 transfer courses (with C grade or better) will be considered towards the major
    Must earn a grade of C (not C-) or better in each USF CSD course with only 1 grade forgiveness
For admission/registration/permit questions:
Jo Lynn Raudebaugh                                         Jenny Infanti
Advisor                                                    Advisor
Office of Student Services                                 Office of Student Services
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, C107                                8350 N. Tamiami Trail, C107
Sarasota, FL 34243                                         Sarasota, FL 34243                             
Schedule Admissions Appt.:
For course content/curriculum questions:
Dr. Robin Danzak                                                                                Dr. Susan Fulton
College of Arts and Sciences                                                                    College of Arts and Sciences
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, C263                                                                     8350 N. Tamiami Trail, C263
Sarasota, FL 34243                                                                              Sarasota, FL 34243                                                                   

For more information, visit our website

Application Process
    Submit an application to USF-Must apply by March 1
           o Must submit online application with $30 application fee
    Submit an application to the CSD department at USF Sarasota-Manatee-Must apply by March 1
    Send Official Transcripts-All transcripts must be received by March 1
              *Note: Former USF students do not need to send USF transcripts
              *Note: You must send an official transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, no
                      USF Sarasota-Manatee Admissions
                      8350 N. Tamiami Trail, SMC-C107
                      Sarasota, FL 34243

Cost of Tuition
The cost of tuition can be found at: See Sarasota Campus
Undergraduate level, Resident/Non-Resident. Additional technology fees may be assessed.

Minimum System Requirements
All courses will use Blackboard. To access Blackboard, you will need reliable, daily internet service and an active
USF NetID. Some courses may use Elluminate. The minimum system requirements for Elluminate are below
(please go to for more information):

                 Headset with microphone or soundcard with speakers and microphone
                 256 MB free RAM
                 20 MB free disk space
                 28.8 Kbps Internet connection

Windows                                                         Macintosh                                                       Linux
Windows XP/Vista/7                                              Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6                                           openSUSE 11 or Ubuntu 9.10
Pentium III 1 GHz processor                                     G3, G4, G5 or Intel Processor                                   Pentium III 1 GHz processor
SunJava 1.5.0_17 or 1.6.0_12                                    AppleJava 1.5.0_16 or 1.6.0_07                                  SunJava 1.5.0_17 or 1.6.0_12

Note: Students must closely monitor program requirements. Students are responsible for all information listed in the University undergraduate catalog.

Rev. 6/28/2011
Rev. 10/10/07
  USF Sarasota-Manatee is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. The University of South Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges
      of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels, including the Doctor of Medicine.

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