2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Habilitation of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing BS

The BS with a major in habilitation of the deaf and hard of hearing requires 124 semester hours as follows:


1. Core Curriculum: 39-63 hours

Must include the following courses:
BIOL 10003Contemporary Issues in Biology

3

GEOG 10003World Regional Geography

3

POSC 10133American and Texas Government

3

HIST 10603United States History: A Survey to 1877

3

HIST 10613United States History: A Survey since 1877

3

2. Habilitation of the DHH: 49 semester hours

COSD 10343Basic Sign Language

3

COSD 20303Speech and Hearing Science

3

COSD 20333Phonetics

3

COSD 20343Intermediate Sign Language

3

COSD 30303Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms

3

COSD 30334Language Development in Children

4

COSD 30343Aural Rehabilitation

3

COSD 30353Teaching Elementary School Subjects to DHH Children

3

COSD 30363Audiology

3

COSD 30383American Sign Language I

3

COSD 40323Advanced Language Development for DHH

3

COSD 40333Teaching Spoken Language to Persons with Hearing Loss

3

COSD 40340Clinical Practicum in Teaching DHH Students I

1.00-6.00

COSD 40350Clinical Practicum in Teaching DHH Students II

1.00-20.00

COSD 40383American Sign Language II

3

3. College of Education: 34 semester hours (includes student teaching)

4. Associated Requirements: 13 semester hours (9 within the major)

In addition to the academic credit distribution, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must have a “C” or better in COSD, College of Education and the state required courses of GEOG 10003, POSC 10133, HIST 10603 and 10613.
  2. Prior to serving as junior clinicians in a clinical setting, students must present satisfactory evidence of acceptable results from a criminal background check arranged by the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Background checks must be completed within the 30 days prior to the start of that academic semester.
  3. Complete 75 hours of clinical practice, at least two semesters of COSD 40340 and one semester of COSD 40350.
  4. TCU cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 and a 2.75 GPA in COSD courses before enrolling in COSD 40340.
    • Students must be recommended for enrollment in COSD 40350 by COSD faculty. Recommendation is based on fulfillment of expectations specified in the clinic handbook and on:
    • Performance in COSD coursework;
    • Previous clinical experience and performance; and
    • Fluency in sign language as judged by course instructor.
  5. Students must be successfully admitted into the College of Education.

Suggested Courses for the Freshman Year

Fall Semester Hours 
Oral Communication 
3
Written Communication  3
Natural Science (BIOL 10003)
History (HIST 10603
Humanities 
Total  15 
Spring  Semester Hours 
Natural Science (non-biology) 
Fine Arts (FNRT 20903
History (HIST 10613 3
Math 
Humanities 
Total  15