Program Requirements

If you are pursuing a degree in communication sciences and disorders, you must meet the below requirements to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of course work. Within the general baccalaureate degree natural world requirements, students must select a biology course and a chemistry or physics course. At least one of the science courses must have a laboratory component associated with it. In addition, students must take a statistics class.

The communication sciences and disorders program is comprehensive, which does not require the completion of a minor. Consult your advisor to determine which program is best for you.

Major requirements (48-55)

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.

In addition, all students must complete a statistics course.

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 (30-31 hours):
  1. CSD 312(3), 321(3), 360(3), 370(3); CSD 380(3) or SLP students substitute 388(3); CSD 400(3); CSD 495(2) and 496(2) or EDHH students substitute CSD 497(3); CSD 572(3); PSY 121(3); PSY 200(3).
  2. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of CSD 572(3) or CSD 497(3).
Complete one the following options:
Audiology option (20 hours):
  1. ENG 296(3) or CSD 209(3); CSD 210(2), 315(3), 318(3), 319(3), 522(3), 562(3).
  2. For students pursuing the accelerated Doctor of Audiology degree, CSD 496(2) will be repeated for a total of 4 hours. Additionally, ENG 296 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.
Education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing option (18 hours):
  1. EDC 345(3); SPE 310(3); CSD 322(3), 330(3), 331(3), 562(3).
  2. This option does not prepare students for teacher certification or entry into the accelerated master's program. EDHH students pursuing a career as a certified teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing should apply to the accelerated master's program in the spring of their junior year. Students admitted to the accelerated program take the following courses for undergraduate and graduate credit (mixed credit): CSD 760(3), 762(3), 763(3), 795(3). See certification requirements below for more information.
Speech-Language Pathology option (26 hours):
  1. CSD 209(3), 210(2), 315(3), 316(3), 318(3), 319(3), 417(3), 482(3), 522(3).
GPA and grade requirements:
  1. All students must attain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in the CSD major to graduate from the program.
  2. CSD courses cannot be taken on a Pass/Not basis.
  3. Courses in the major cannot be taken more than twice.

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Certification Requirements for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Contact advisor or department head for the requirements and coursework required to meet state and national certification requirements. Students must complete specific coursework through Teacher Education and meet the following requirements to be recommended for state certification.

  1. Successfully complete all practicum requirements with a grade of "B" or better.
  2. Successfully complete the graduate degree in Special Education with option in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MSEd).
  3. Successfully complete the state approved exit assessments.
  4. Complete all state certification requirements in effect at the time a recommendation is made.