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SPHS Admission & Requirements

Students who have enrolled in CSD 1010 (Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology) or who have completed a CSD course at another university and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 are eligible to declare a major in speech and hearing science. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Elirissa Hui CSD Undergraduate Advisor, either prior to or soon after declaring the major.

Requirements for the Speech and Hearing Science Major

Course work specific to the major may be initiated during the freshman year or any subsequent year. Typically, most of the courses in the major will be taken during the student's junior and senior years. A student must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA average in CSD courses to remain in the program. Undergraduate students who fall below the required GPA averages (2.5 overall and 3.0 in the major) will be notified in writing and placed on conditional status for one semester. If, after being placed on conditional status, the student fails to raise his or her GPA to the acceptable level, notification will be sent that he or she is being dropped from the program.

Required Courses

Course # Course Title Credit Hours
CSD 1010 Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders 3
CSD 2200 Physics of Speech-Hearing 3
CSD 2201 Physics of Speech-Hearing Lab 1
CSD 3100 Phonetics 3
CSD 3120 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing 3
CSD 4200 Hearing Science 3
CSD 4201 Hearing Science Lab 1
CSD 4260 Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology 3
CSD 4270 Medical Speech-Language Pathology 3
CSD 4400 Language Science 3
CSD 4401 Language Science Lab 1
CSD 4500 Introduction of Audiology 3
CSD 4700 Research Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders 3
CSD 5380 Speech and Language Development 3
CSD 5400 Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders 3
CSD 5520 Aural Habilitation and Rehabilitation 3
CSD 5540 Psychometrics 3
  Total Hours 45

*QI - Meets BS Quantitative Intensive Requirement

Required Allied Courses

Undergraduate majors in Communication Sciences and Disorders are required to complete at least 9 hours in allied subjects. Three allied credit hours from each of the following areas are required to comply with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) standards for certification:

  • 3 credit hours of a biological science (e.g., biology, general anatomy & physiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, genetics, etc.)
  • 3 credit hours of a physical science (e.g., physics, chemistry, etc.)
  • 3 credit hours of social or behavioral science (e.g., psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology, etc.)

Allied courses may also be used to fulfill university general education requirements.

  • STATISTICS COURSE (e.g., FCS 3210 Statistics for Family and Consumer Studies (4), PSY 3000 Statistical Methods Psychology (4), or SOC 3112 Social Statistics (4)) (QI)

Clinical Observation Hours

Student must also complete 25 clock-hours of observation of speech, language, and/or hearing treatment before graduation.

Transfer Students

Many courses from other universities may be used to fulfill the Allied Course Requirement. Please meet with the Departmental Advisor to determine which courses transfer.


Contact Us

Dr. Stacy Manwaring
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Elirissa Hui
CSD Undergraduate Advisor

Schedule Appointment with Elirissa


Disclaimer: We attempt to keep the information on the webpage current and accurate; however, students should always contact a departmental advisor to confirm that the plans they are making reflect the most current information.