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Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders is a preprofessional program

Upon its completion, students must pursue a master's degree before gaining employment as a certified speech-language pathologist.

  • Required major courses: SPPA 101, 113, 121, 214, 231, 312, 331, 341, 342, 361, 414, 457, plus one upper division SPPA elective.
  • Students in upper division classes (342, 361, 414, 457) must get police check, FBI clearance, and child abuse clearance. Students must also be formally admitted into the department to complete their degree
    • SPPA electives include the following:
      • SPPA 131
      • SPPA 290
      • SPPA 321
      • SPPA 335
      • SPPA 423
      • SPPA 485
      • SPPA 486
  • Corequisites:
    • BIOL 105, 111 or 114 (choose one)
    • CPSC 100 or 103 (choose one)
    • MATH 100 or 101 (choose one)
    • MATH 110 (required)
    • PHYS 110
    • PSY 225 or ECED 223 (choose one)
    • PSY (any 300/400 level PSY course) or HLTH 340
    • SOC 331 (required)
    • REED 315 (required)

Academic Criteria:

  • All incoming students (freshmen, transfers, etc.) must meet with the department chair to set up their education plan leading to formal admission into the CSD Department.
  • All transfer students, both ESU and other institutions, must have a 3.2 cumulative quality point average to declare CSD as their major. Transfer students will work with the department chair on an individual basis to set up education plans that can be completed in a timely manner.
  • A 3.2 quality point average in the major and a 3.2 cumulative quality point average are required for admission to the clinical portion of the program.
  • Admission to the clinical portion of the program is required for approval to enroll in SPPA 342, 414, and 457.
  • At least 24 of the required 33 credits in SPPA must be taken at ESU, including all courses above the 100 level, unless waived by the department chair.