Bachelor of Science or Arts

Prior to being admitted to the COSD major, students will be considered pre-COSD majors. To be admitted into the COSD junior-level, students must:

  1. Attain Junior status (minimum of 56 hours earned).
  2. Earn a minimum 2.80 cumulative grade point average in all coursework.
  3. Complete an application to the COSD major in the Advising Center in 351 Waldron Hall.

COSD Degree Requirements

To graduate with a COSD major, students must maintain the following minimum academic standards:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 during junior and senior years.
  2. Repeat any COSD course for which a grade lower than "C" is assigned.
  3. Students who earn lower than a "C" in any COSD course after exhausting the university repeat option will be withdrawn from the program.

Specific Requirements for BA Option

The B.A. degree courses are taken in addition to the Core Curriculum requirements, major, and related area courses.  The B.A. option may be met in one of two ways:

  1. Students who have not taken any high school foreign language must complete 12 credit hours of a foreign language.
  2. Students who have taken a foreign language in high school may opt to take a placement exam.  Performance on the exam will determine if the student must take 6-8 credit hours of higher-level foreign language courses.

Progress Sheet and Four-Year Academic Plan

Visit the Waldron College Advising Center website for the latest Progress Sheets and Four-Year Academic Plans for the Communication Sciences and Disorders program. Attempt to structure your course schedules as indicated in the four-year academic plan, found on the second page of the Progress Sheet. There is flexibility within the course sequencing of the core curriculum requirements. Students should, however, always consult with their academic advisor before making changes to their planned schedule.

ASL 221 Elective

It is highly recommended that COSD majors take ASL 221 as an elective course.  However, enrollment for this course is prioritized for students enrolled in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program.  If you are interested in taking ASL 221, you MUST complete this form in order to ensure your name is on the waitlist.  Otherwise, you will not be considered for enrollment in this course.