Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders (B.S.C.D.) Major in Communication Disorders

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Students are initially considered Pre-professional Communication Disorders majors. Once the student is accepted into the Junior/Senior sequence, the major becomes Communication Disorders.
  2. Admission to the CDIS Junior/Senior-level courses is competitive and selective. Enrollment is limited by student/faculty ratios in both academic and clinical components of the program.
  3. Students must be in overall good standing to apply.
  4. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required to be considered for admission.
  5. The application for admission is submitted to the department by May 15th. Admission decisions are made after the end of Summer 1. All students will be notified by letter of the CDIS Undergraduate Admission Committee’s decisions. Student selection is made on academic performance and not on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, or national origin.

  6. Students must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of courses from the freshman and sophomore courses listed on the CDIS Degree Plan. The 50 hours must be completed by the end of the Summer 1 session in the same calendar year in which the student wishes to begin the Junior/Senior sequence.
  7. A minimum grade of C in support and major classes listed as part of the freshman/sophomore years on the Degree Plan:
CDIS 1331Introduction to Communication Disorders3
HP 3302Biostatistics3
PSY 3300Lifespan Development3
HIM 2360Medical Terminology3
BIO 2430Human Physiology and Anatomy4

    8. Students are ranked by their GPA in the following five required classes and admittance in the Junior/Senior year is based on this ranking. Preference for admission is given to students who have not repeated any of the five courses. The following courses must be taken in the 50 hours to be considered for admission:​

PHYS 1310Elementary Physics3
CDIS 1331Introduction to Communication Disorders3
BIO 2430Human Physiology and Anatomy4
HP 3302Biostatistics3
PSY 3300Lifespan Development3

General Requirements

  1. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 13103ENG 13203
CDIS 13313Select one of the following:4
HIST 13103 
Select one of the following:3 
 HIST 13203
 PHIL 1305 or 13203
 COMM 13103
PSY 13003 
US 110011 
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO 24304Select one of the following:3
Select one of the following English Literature courses:3 
 Select one of the following:3
POSI 23103 
HIM 23603 
PSY 33003Select one of the following:3
 POSI 23203
 Support Course3
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CDIS 33123CDIS 34624
CDIS 33253CDIS 34694
CDIS 34594CDIS 34754
ENG 33033Support Course3
 13 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CDIS 43303CDIS 43173
CDIS 43403CDIS 43703
CDIS 44204CDIS 44664
CDIS 43503CDIS 434423
 Support Course3
 13 16
Total Hours: 120

If US 1100 is waived, the student must have a minimum of 120 hours to graduate. See the College Advising Center.


CDIS 4344 is taken either in the first or second semesters of the senior year. The department assigns which semester it is taken. 

Support Courses

ANTH 3302Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology3
ANTH 3325Medical Anthropology3
COUN 3320Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy3
ENG 3319The Development of English3
FCD 3355Family Relationships3
HA 3309Ethics in the Health Professions3
PSY 3315Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 3316Personality Psychology3
PSY 3350Cognitive Behavioral Therapies3
SOCI 3383Aging and Society3