Communication Disorders, B.S.

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The program outline and graduation requirements are listed below.  In addition, free electives are selected to reach 120 credits overall required for graduation.

The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:  


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements.  Detailed information on these requirements is published in this section of the catalog:

Writing courses are not additional course requirements, course sections that meet this requirement are designated with a ‘W’ on the class schedule.  Courses in the major and/or cognate may also be used to satisfy LEP requirements where noted below (*).


To continue in the program, all Pre-CMD and CMD majors are required to maintain both an overall and departmental 3.0 GPA. Departmental permission is required for enrollment in all CMD courses.

CMD 200 – Introduction to Developmental Communication Disorders
CMD 201 – Introduction to Communication Disorders: Medical Settings
CMD 203 – Phonetics and Phonological Systems
CMD 317 – Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
CMD 319 – Language Development: Ages Birth to Five
CMD 320 – Introduction to Hearing Science
CMD 321 – Introduction to Audiology
CMD 418 – Neurological Bases of Communication
CMD 419 – Language Acquisition: School Age-Adolescence
CMD 420 – Speech Science
CMD 461 – Clinical Practice of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 

Non-Course Requirement:
Additionally, students must complete a minimum of 25 observation hours of practicing speech-language pathologists and audiologists.


MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics (T1QR)*
Mind and Body Cognate: ANT 224PCH 201PSY 100, or SOC 265 (T2MB)*
Natural World I Cognate: CHE 103CHE 120PHY 100PHY 101PHY 200PHY 210, or PHY 230 (T2PR)*
Natural World II Cognate: BIO 100BIO 104BIO 120BIO 200, or BIO 201 (T2LE)*

Two additional courses in the social/behavioral sciences in psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health (courses used to satisfy the Liberal Education Program may be used to satisfy this requirement).  For an updated list of acceptable courses, please consult with the CMD Undergraduate Adviser.