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 Academic Success Center in Young Hall.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Major (R, L)

ALL majors must take the same required core courses:

Required Core Courses- 43 Credit hours

  • COSD 225. Communication Processes, Development, and Disorders. 3 (L)
  • COSD 301. Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech-Language-Hearing Mechanism. 3
  • COSD 315. Language Science. 3 (WI)
  • COSD 316. Hearing Science. 3 (R)
  • COSD 323. Speech Science. 4 (R)
  • COSD 330. Introduction to Audiology. 3 (R)
  • COSD 401. Neuroanatomy in Communication Disorders. 3
  • COSD 403. Public School Methods in a Diverse Society. 3 (A)
  • COSD 421. Language Development: Birth to Five Years. 3 (A)
  • COSD 425.  Later Language Development. 3
  • COSD 438. Phonetics. 3
  • COSD 454. Speech-Language Disorders:  Prevention and Assessment. 3 (A)
  • COSD 455. Speech-Language Disorders: Intervention Methods and Application. 3 (L)
  • COSD 459. Introduction to Articulation and Phonology. 3 (L)

B.S./B.A. Requirements

See COSD Progress Sheet for more details.

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 by completion of a minimum of two semesters of one language in a foreign/sign language program. Students will be placed in the appropriate level of their chosen language depending on their previous foreign language experience and on the placement examination results as determined by the Foreign Language department.


Students should consult with their academic advisers in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.

ASL 221: 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.

Graduation 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.