The Bachelor of Science with a major in communication sciences and disorders is a pre-professional course of study that prepares students for a graduate program in the field. The communication sciences and disorders course sequence proceeds in a sequential hierarchy of courses.
The following benchmarks are required for progression through degree program for the Bachelor of Science with a major in communication sciences and disorders. Students interested in majoring in communication sciences and disorders should contact Academic Advising and Support in the Armstrong Campus Student Success Center for advisement.
The program map is a document that outlines the courses required in the major and the order in which they are taken.
- Talk with your Waters College of Health Professions (WCHP) academic advisor every semester.
- Try to maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA.
- Follow the course sequence outlined program map and track your progress.
In addition to the coursework on the program of study the following are required.
- Must complete CSDS course work, Area F coursework and related field coursework with a C or better
- Complete and submit required documentation of 10 hours of community service which benefits the University, Community, and/or professions of speech-language pathology and audiology-Volunteer Form
- Complete and submit required documentation of 25 hours of guided clinical observation experiences verified by ASHA-certified (CCC) speech-language pathology or audiologist-Observation Hours Form
- Complete speech, language and hearing screening at the RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders (Armstrong Center, Suite 25)
- Satisfy benchmark assessment requirements
Note: It is the student’s responsibility to follow the benchmarks, initiate and maintain contact with their academic advisor. No exceptions to the requirements will be made.
Last updated: 6/21/2021