Communication Sciences and Disorders B.S.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Requirements for required courses in Area A1 through E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Survey of Chemistry I
Intro To Comm Disorders
Communication and Deafness
Intro Research in Health Prof
Health Communication
Health Issues and Resources
Major Requirements36
Anat/Phys Speech/Hearing Mech
Normal Speech/Lang Development
Speech Science
Intro to Audiology
Language Disorders
Organ & Neuro Based Comm Disor
Aural Rehabilitation
Speech Sound Disorders
Intercultural Communication
Clinical Writing for the Health Professions
Clin Methods Speech/Lang Path
Additional Course Requirements12
Survey of Gerontology
Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Principles of Behavior Change
Introduction to Special Education
Select 12 credit hours of Electives
At least 6 hours of electives must be courses numbered 3000 or above.
Introduction to Psychology (should be taken if not taken in Area E.)
Total Credit Hours124

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Science degree requires regular admission to Georgia Southern University. Students must be eligible for MATH 1001 and ENGL 1101.

Progression Requirements

Students must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0. Students must also attain a grade of C or better in all required courses in Area F, the major courses, and related field courses. Students who receive a D or F in courses in Area F, the major courses, or related field courses are allowed to repeat these courses only once. Receiving a D or F in each of these courses more than once will result in dismissal from the Program. All students must complete the program exit examination during the last
semester of undergraduate study.

Honors in Communication Sciences and Disorders

To graduate with Honors in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program; 
  • successfully complete at least three credit hours of Honors Independent Study (CSDS 3470H) over three semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Project prior to graduation;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation

Special Requirements

  • Students are required to complete a speech, language, and hearing screening administered by the program.
  • Students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program will interact with members of the community through required volunteer and clinical observation experiences. All students must demonstrate professional behaviors and adhere to the Code of Ethics of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association.
    • Students are required to obtain twenty-five clinical observation hours verified with a signature by a certified audiologist or speech-language pathologist as required by the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association.
    • Students are also required to obtain 10 hours of volunteer activities that are unpaid and serve the University or the Community.


For questions regarding specific undergraduate program requirements, please contact the Waters College of Health Professions Student Success Center.