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

Communication Sciences and Disorders major; B.S. 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 RequirementsCredit Hours
General Education 1
Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education ) 2
Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education) 
University electives
Major requirements (listed below; includes basic science requirements for ASHA certification)





1 The General Education programs  contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. Some requirements may be fulfilled by courses within the major.
2 The quantitative literacy requirement may be fulfilled by courses required for the major.

Major Requirements

Choose one of the following: 3 Credit Hours

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
Restrictive electives: 6 Credit Hours

Select 6 credits from the following options.

  • One course with BIO prefix (in addition to the CSD basic science requirement) Credits: 3.00 - 4.00 4

  • One course with MATH prefix (in addition to MATH 220) Credits: 3.00 4

  • One course with SOCI prefix Credits: 3.00 4

  • Credits: 3.00

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
Major Requirements Total: 60-62 Credit Hours

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