Nov 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Sciences and Disorders major; B.A. degree option

Program Description

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers the Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees in Speech Pathology with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Degree and Major Requirements

Degree Requirements Credit Hours
General Education  1 41
Foreign Language classes (intermediate level required) 2 0-14
Philosophy course(s) (in addition to General Education  courses) 3
University electives 8-22
Major requirements (listed below; includes basic science requirements for ASHA certification)





1 The General Education program  contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. Some credits may be fulfilled by courses required within the major.
2 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate level of the student’s chosen language (typically 232) or by placing out of that language through the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures’ placement test.

Choose one of the following:

Basic Science Requirements

Requirement to meet basic science requirements for ASHA certification standards. Some graduate programs may have more specific requirements. Students are advised to check their programs of interest early to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses.

  • One course with BIO prefix Credits: 3.00 - 4.00 4
  • One course with either PHYS or CHEM prefix Credits: 3.00 - 4.00 4

Major Requirements Total: 54-56 Credit Hours


3 CSD students must take CSD 415 ; BIO 415  may not be substituted.

4 BIO, CHEM/PHYS, MATH, and SOCI courses may also be used to fulfill General Education or B.S. degree requirements

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year

First Year Total: 30-31 Credit Hours

Second Year

Second Year Total: 30-33 Credit Hours

Third Year

Third Year Total: 30-33 Credit Hours

Fourth Year Total: 25-30 Credit Hours

Program Total: 120 Credit Hours