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 3 hours in the following related subjects: 3-hour physical science (chemistry or physics).
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 452 and 455 are recommended) as specified by the student’s advisor.
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.