May 26, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.H.S.

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In keeping with the standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the undergraduate program in communication sciences and disorders is considered to be a preprofessional degree program. In order to meet Kentucky licensure and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certification requirements, it is necessary to complete the master’s degree. Students pursuing this program should plan on six years to complete both the Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Science programs.

Admission to the Professional Program

The Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate program admits students to the major on a selective and competitive basis. Students are required to have completed a minimum of 42 college credit hours prior to application to the major. Applicants also need a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 21 ACT score (or equivalent SAT score) to be considered for admission. Completion of CSD 277  and PSY 100  (or equivalent) is also required prior to application to the major. Admissions are conducted using a holistic evaluation approach using (1) the applicant’s cumulative GPA from all higher education institutions attended, (2) ACT or SAT scores, (3) three letters of recommendation, (4) professionally-related experiences (including observations and professional interest activities), (5) community service/leadership activities, and (6) an essay authored by the student based on a question prompt. New students are admitted only for the fall semester. The application deadline is February 1.

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Or contact:

Richard Andreatta, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Heather Hardesty, M.S.
Academic Advisor

Sarah Sheff, Ph.D.
Academic Advisor

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

one of the following:

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: minimum of 32

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 9

Premajor Requirements

Subtotal: Premajor hours: minimum of 46

Subtotal: Related Studies hours: 3

Subtotal: Major hours: 41

Must be taken to partially fulfill the GCCR requirement.
* May be taken as a pre-CSD course prior to the junior year.
** LIN 221  is the preferred and recommended course to fulfill this requirement.


Electives should be chosen by the student to lead to the minimum total of 120 hours required for graduation.



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