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.

COSD Degree Requirements

See COSD Progress Sheet for more details.

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 Students who earn lower than a "C" in any COSD course after exhausting the university repeat option will be withdrawn from the program.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 by:

  1. 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.

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.