Communication Sciences and Disorders - B.S.Ed.


Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major


I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000

II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): PHYS 1010
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L


III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H 


IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): (HIST 2111 or HIST 2112) and POLS 1101 and PSYC 1101 


Area VI
CSCI 1100-1100L or MIST 2090 or MIST 2090H or CSCI 1210 or EDIT 2000 
EDUC 2110  or EDUC 2110H  
EDUC(EPSY) 2130 or EPSY 2130H  
PHIL 2030 or PHIL 2030H  or PHIL 2500 or PHIL 2500H
COMM 1110 or COMM 2150H or COMM 1500 or COMM 2550H 
SPED 2000 or SPED 2000E 

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here.


Entrance Requirements
-   Overall G.P.A. of 3.20 or higher at the end of fall semester (i.e., including fall semester grades) prior to the year for which admittance is sought (typically the middle of the second year, to begin the major in the fall of the third year)
-   ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, MATH 1101, BIOL 1103, and BIOL 1103L, or equivalent, with a grade in each course of "A" (4.0) or "B" (3.0)
-   Submission of a written response to the prompt (see application) by the 3rd Friday in January of the same calendar year for which admittance is sought (i.e., by the middle of the prior academic year):
    The essay is scored based on your ability to write a thoughtful, well-argued response to the prompt. Grammar and style are also considered, but the committee focuses primarily on your ability to answer the question in a thoughtful manner. Researching the question is encouraged, but no bibliographical information or citations are necessary. If transferring to UGA, include transcript. Responses should be not more than one typed page and should be written by the applicant. This is a high demand major. After meeting the entrance requirements, students will be selected based on the following high-demand selection criteria.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Application:

High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
- ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, MATH 1101, BIOL 1103, and BIOL 1103L or equivalent
- Overall G.P.A.
- Written essay

Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.

Required Courses (43 hours)
Students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses. 

Major Courses (36 hours)

Semester One
CMSD 3010
CMSD 3030

Semester Two
CMSD 3070 
CMSD 3130
CMSD 4170

Semester Three
CMSD 4030
One 3 credit hour course in consultation with your advisor 

Semester Four
CMSD 4010
CMSD 4110
CMSD 5000 
One 2 credit hour course in consultation with your advisor 

Major Related Courses (7 hours)
These courses can be taken at any point during the program of study.
CBIO 2200-2200L or CBIO 2210-2210L
LING 2100 or LING 2100H


General Electives (17 hours)

Upper division (3 hours)
Any level (14 hours)

Recommended electives:
CMSD 4000 (3 hours)
CMSD 4200
CMSD 4220
CMSD 4230
CMSD 4730/6730
(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)