Declare your major in CSD
Want to major in communication sciences and disorders (CSD)? Follow the steps below to get started.
Your first steps
- Become a Bear: Apply to Missouri State.
- Before completing 60 credit hours, do the following:
- Declare or change your major to communication sciences and disorders by visiting the Academic Advising and Transfer Center.
- Meet with your assigned advisor. You’ll discuss admission requirements, the track option you want to pursue and develop your schedule.
- Complete the admission requirements listed below. You maintain pre-major status until you meet all admission requirements.
- Complete the Degree Program Application Form to update your record. Your advisor can assist you.
Communication Sciences and Disorders (Comprehensive)
- Attainment of at least a 3.00 GPA (based on a 4.00 scale). For students with transfer credit, a combined GPA of at least a 3.00 must be achieved for all transfer coursework plus all coursework attempted at Missouri State.
- Completion of at least 50 semester hours including the following General Education
courses with grades of "C" or better. Select from the courses below to be eligible
for consideration for admission to the major. Students pursuing the accelerated Doctor
of Audiology degree have different requirements than other students. Contact your
advisor to determine eligibility to pursue the accelerated Doctor of Audiology degree.
Course options were selected to fulfill Knowledge and Skills in Communication Sciences
and Disorders (CSD). Contact your advisor to determine any available course substitutions.
- Chemistry and/or Physics*
- Students pursuing the accelerated Doctor of Audiology degree must complete a chemistry course and a physics course selected from CHM 116(4) and 117(1) or CHM 160(4) and 161(1); and PHY 100(4) or PHY 123(4) or PHY 203(5).
- All other students select one course from CHM 107(3), CHM 116(4), CHM 160(4), PHY 100(4), PHY 123(4), PHY 203(5). Higher level CHM or PHY courses may be considered.
- College level mathematics course: MTH 136, 138, 261, or 287. Higher level MTH courses
may be considered.
*For students pursuing the accelerated Doctor of Audiology degree, at least two of the three required science courses must include a laboratory component. For all other students, at least one of the science courses must include a laboratory component.
- Chemistry and/or Physics*
Major requirements (49-52)
Within the General Education Knowledge of the Natural World requirement, students pursing the accelerated Doctor of Audiology degree must complete a biology course, a chemistry course, and a physics course as described in the Admission section. Two of the three courses must include a laboratory component.
All other students must complete a biology course and a chemistry or physics course as described in the Admission section. One of the courses must include a laboratory component.
This major does not require completion of a minor. Students should consult with their advisor to determine which program option is best for them.
Major core (43 hours):
- CSD 210(3), 312(3), 315(3), 318(3), 319(3), 360(3), 370(3), 388(3), 400(3); 495(2), 496(2), 522(3), 572(3); ENG 296(3) or CSD 209(3); PSY 121(3).
- One of the following: AGR 330(3), MTH 340(3), IPE 381(3), QBA 237(3), PSY 200(3), REC 328(3), SOC 220(3).
- Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CSD 572(3).
Complete one the following options:
Audiology option (6 hours):
- CSD 321(3) or 330(2); 351(3).
- For students pursuing the accelerated Doctor of Audiology degree, CSD 496(2) will be repeated for a total of 4 hours. Additionally, the core requirements of ENG 296 or CSD 209(3) and CSD 318 will be waived; CSD 807(3), 849(3), 852(3), and 878(3) will be taken as mixed credit; and CSD 868(3) and 895(1) will be taken as senior permission. Students wishing to pursue the accelerated Doctor of Audiology degree must apply to the program in the spring of the junior year.
Speech-Language Pathology option (9 hours):
GPA and grade requirements:
- All students must attain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in the CSD major to graduate from the program.
- CSD courses cannot be taken on a Pass/Not basis.
- Courses in the major cannot be taken more than twice.