Course Overview

New for 2022! Students enrolled in this course will learn about the discipline of Communication Sciences and Disorders. They will learn in detail about the professions of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Information about the professions will include professional responsibilities, salary, educational requirements, and specialization options.

Students will also learn about the scientific underpinnings of the professions. This will include work on the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms including the portions of the brain responsible for speech and hearing.

Lastly, students will learn about specific speech and hearing disorders that may impact individuals. We will look at the etiology of these disorders, their characteristics, and potential remediation options.

Students will learn this material through lectures, discussions, and on-site lab work in the Gebbie Speech and Hearing Clinic.

All students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and have the opportunity to request a Syracuse University credit transcript.

Course Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Define the professions of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology.
  • Identify and discuss the anatomic and physiologic aspects of speech and hearing.
  • Identify and discuss disorders that impact speech production.
  • Identify and discuss treatment options for disorders that impact speech production.
  • Identify and discuss disorders that impact hearing.
  • Identify and discuss treatment options for disorders that impact hearing.

Course Information

Course Prefix and Number: CSD 212

Format: Hybrid (2 weeks at Syracuse University, 4 weeks online)

Eligibility: Students must be of rising high school junior or senior status – or a 2022 high school graduate. 

Credit: 3 credits

Grading: A-F


  • Hybrid Residential-Online: $4,385
  • Hybrid Commuter-Online: $3,530

Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees.  Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program Information

Summer College – Hybrid: Combine on campus and online study. Experience Syracuse University on campus for two-weeks and complete the final four-weeks of your course online from the comfort of your own home – or wherever life takes you!

Course Dates and Details

ProgramCourse DatesClass Time (Eastern Time)Credit/NoncreditStatus
Summer College – HybridOn Campus Session: Sunday, July 3 – Friday, July 15, 2022
Online Session: Monday, July 18 – Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
On Campus Class Time: MTWThF 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Synchronous Online Class Time: MTWTh 6-7:30 p.m.
3 creditsClosed
Class times subject to change. On campus classes will have a 1 hour break for lunch at noon.

Course Requirements

Technology Requirements

  • Laptop or desktop computer with a webcam
  • Reliable internet access
  • A space conducive to taking an online class (without distractions)

Required Supplies

Students should budget for required textbooks and supplies.

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

While On campus, 9 a.m. – noon will be in person lectures. We will have lectures that follow power point slides, group discussions, and videos that detail speech and hearing disorders. 1 – 4 p.m. will be held on South Campus at the Gebbie Speech and Hearing clinic. Students will be able to observe audiology and speech pathology sessions with patients. There will be multiple labs where students can work with the tools and equipment for the professions.

For the online portion, synchronous on-line will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. These sessions will include lectures, break out group work, and videos.

Faculty Bios

Joseph T. Pellegrino, AuD, CCC-A

Dr. Pellegrino has been with Syracuse University for 21 years and currently holds the titles of Teaching Professor and Director of the Gebbie Hearing Clinic. He has a master’s degree in Audiology from Northeastern University and a clinical doctorate (AuD) from the University of Florida. His clinical interests focus on adult audiologic diagnostics and hearing aid technologies. Dr. Pellegrino teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). His courses include Introduction to CSD, Medical Audiology, Professional Issues in Audiology, Counseling for Speech Pathology and Audiology, and Basic Clinical Audiology. He currently sits on the New York State licensure board for Audiology and Speech Pathology. On a personal note, Dr. Pellegrino enjoys golfing, skiing, and hiking.

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