BS in Communication Sciences & Disorders
The B.S. 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
See the General Education/Core Curriculum for the School of Applied Sciences. Students in this major must take a second biology for the "Additional Science w/lab" requirement.
The BSCSD degree requires an additional 15 hours in the following related subjects: 6 hours of modern/ancient language at the 200 level (all six hours must be in the same language); 3-hour physical science¹ (astronomy, chemistry, geology, or physics); and 6 hours of history.
¹ Students who wish to pursue the master’s degree in Speech-Language-Pathology or Audiology and certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in these fields must take either a physics or chemistry course within the area of Physical Sciences.
A major in communication science and disorders for the B.S. degree requires 36 semester hours, including CSD 201, 205, 211, 216, 301, 316, 351, 356, 405, 495, and 6 additional hours (usually CSD 401 and 452 are recommended) as specified by the student’s adviser.
Other Academic Requirements
A cumulative GPA of 2.75 in core CSD courses is required for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
All CSD majors must complete a minor selected by the student and approved by the student's academic advisor.