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Each student receives personalized academic counseling from full-time faculty in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program.

Students are expected to actively participate in the advising process by preparing for advising conferences using the course of study checklist. Additionally, students are expected to carefully follow the course of study checklist guide by taking the required courses in the outlined sequence and at the expected time.

Freshmen and sophomores entering the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) wishing to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSDS) will be classified as Pre-CSDS majors. One of the objectives of the CSDS undergraduate program is to prepare students to apply to graduate school in Communication Sciences and Disorders, as entry-level employment in the profession requires a master’s degree. Admission to master’s programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders is competitive. During the freshmen and sophomore years, students typically complete their General Education requirements.


Admission Pre-requisites

Admission to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program is contingent upon the student satisfactorily completing the following pre-requisites:

  • 45 credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Demonstration of competency in written and oral English as evidenced by no less than a grade of "B" in English 150 or the equivalent courses in a community college or other university.
  • An earned grade of no less than "B" in BIOL 101 or the equivalent course from a community college or other university

Students may enroll in a few selected courses required for the CSDS major (CSDS 201, CSDS 206, CSDS 207, CSDS 285, CSDS 290, CSDS 307, CSDS 313, EDUC 245, SPED 305, SPED 489, HLTH 275) while they are classified as pre-CSDS majors.


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