Students can be admitted directly into the Communication Sciences & Disorders program as first-time college freshmen. Students in the College of Allied Health Sciences must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be considered in good standing.
It is advisable that students in the Communication Sciences & Disorders program maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to remain competitive for a graduate program in either Speech Language Pathology or Audiology upon completion of their four-year degree.
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Communication Sciences & Disorders are expected to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences;
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate information in basic human communication processes and disorders thereof;
- Apply critical thinking and analysis to issues in communication disorders relating theoretical foundations to clinical practice;
- Observe and critically evaluate clinical work in communication disorders;
- Demonstrate qualifications for post baccalaureate work in at least one of the following:
- entry into a health and human service profession not requiring a graduate degree
- entry into a graduate program in allied health or related fields; or
- entry into a graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology