Mar 06, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Sciences and Disorders, BS

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Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and research in communication sciences and disorders. The undergraduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a pre-professional program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.). The B.S. degree is the first degree in a continuum that leads to the Master’s or Doctoral degree. Undergraduate preparation includes a broad educational experience in science, liberal arts, strong oral and written skills, and basic coursework in communication sciences and disorders.

The professional discipline of speech-language pathology deals with disorders of articulation, voice, language, fluency, and aphasia. Audiology includes specialization in the prevention, identification, and rehabilitation of hearing disorders, and prescription and dispensing hearing aids. Faculty are certified and licensed by the State of North Carolina and The American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. Students must be formally admitted to the undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders major. Only students with a wriiten acceptance will be permitted to enroll in required courses at the 300 level or above.

Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all major courses.  If a grade of C or higher is not earned in a major course, students will be required to repeat the course.  

General Education Core Requirements


In order for a student to advance to the junior level in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 is required. To remain in the major, this level must be maintained along with a grade point average of 3.0 in the major courses.

Four-Year Course Distribution Plan

Communication Sciences and Disorders Suggested Sequence of Courses

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Total Credit Hours: 120

* Varies With Placement, which may increase total number of credit hours

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