B.A. in Communicative Disorders
The B.A. in communication sciences and disorders is a preprofessional degree that prepares students to pursue a graduate degree in communication sciences and disorders. The graduate degree is required for work in the field of communication sciences and disorders (speech- language pathology and audiology).
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124
The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to provide an accredited program to educate and train graduate students in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders specific to the field of speech-language pathology. In addition, the department houses a Speech and Hearing Clinic for training students and for service to the community and university consumers.
General Education Requirements
The general education requirements for this degree are Engl 101; Liba 102 or Engl 102; 6 hours of literature (200 level or above); 9-12 hours of the same modern language (6 hours must be at the 200 level); 3 hours of humanities (to be chosen from AAS, Clc, G St, Phil, Rel, or S St); 3 hours of fine arts (chosen from AH 101, 102, 201, 202, Mus 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, Danc 200 or Thea 201); 8 hours of biology (full-year sequence); 3 hours of a physical science (no lab required); 6 hours of mathematics (Math 115, Math 121, or more advanced); 6 hours of history; and 6 hours of social sciences. Course requirements also include 18-21 hours in a minor emphasis selected by the student and adviser with the remaining hours in general electives to meet the 124-hour requirement.
A major in communication science and disorders for the B.A. degree requires 36 semester hours, including CD 201, 205, 211, 216, 301, 316, 351, 356, 405, 495, and 6 additional hours (usually CD 401 and 452 are recommended) as specified by the student’s adviser.