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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders (B.S.C.D.) degree with a major in Communication Disorders requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  For more information visit:
  2. Students are initially considered Pre-professional Communication Disorders majors. Once the student is accepted into the Junior/Senior sequence, the major becomes Communication Disorders (C.D.I.S.)
  3. Admission to the C.D.I.S. junior/senior-level courses is competitive and selective. Enrollment is limited by student/faculty ratios in both academic and clinical components of the program.
  4. Students must be in overall good standing to apply.
  5. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required to be considered for admission.
  6. The application for admission is submitted to the department by May 15th. Admission decisions are made after the end of Summer I. All students will be notified by letter of the C.D.I.S. 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.

  7. Students must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of courses from the freshman and sophomore courses listed on the C.D.I.S. 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.
  8. A minimum grade of C in support and major classes listed as part of the freshman/sophomore years in the degree plan below. These classes 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.
CDIS 1331Introduction to Communication Disorders3
HP 3302Biostatistics3
PSY 3300Lifespan Development3
HIM 2360Medical Terminology3
BIO 2430Human Physiology and Anatomy4

  9. 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. These classes 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. 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. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. 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.
  5. Students must have attained a major GPA of 2.75 to graduate.
  6. The junior/senior-level CDIS course sequence begins during the fall semester only.  CDIS courses must be taken in the sequence identified in the degree plan.
  7. After admission into the Junior/Senior sequence, failure to enroll in all of the recommended CDIS courses for that semester as identified by an advisor in conjunction with the Degree Plan will delay graduation at least a year.
  8.  If a student has not earned the minimum major GPA requirement of 2.75 for graduation and has not earned “C” or higher in all CDIS courses, the student will be allowed to re-take CDIS courses only until the student achieves the GPA of 2.75. CDIS students are NOT permitted to re-take CDIS courses if they have earned C’s or higher in the courses. If a grade below “C” in a junior- or senior-level CDIS courses is earned, the student will not be allowed to continue as a Communication Disorders major and must change majors to something other than CDIS. This change will be done in conjunction with the student’s CDIS academic advisor and the College of Health Professions’ Advising Center.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
CDIS 13313Select one of the following (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030):4
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3 
Select one of the following (Mathematics Component Code 020):3 
 HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
 PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
 COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
PSY 1300 (Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3 
US 110011 
 16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
BIO 24304ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3Select one of the following (Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 030):3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3 
HIM 23603 
PSY 33003 
 Select one of the following:3
 POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 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

Support Courses

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