Communication Disorders B.S.E.

Eight-Semester Plan

All CDIS students are accepted as tentative candidates and thus not eligible for the eight-semester degree plan. Students must apply for formal admission to the undergraduate B.S.E. degree program in CDIS prior to taking junior- and senior-level classes in the major. However, students who qualify to finish a degree in four years can follow the suggested order of classes below.

First YearUnits
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
U.S. History/Government3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Fine Arts or Humanities1  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Electives  6
Year Total: 13 15
Second YearUnits
ANTH 1023 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013) (Sp, Su, Fa)23  
CDIS 2253 Introduction to Communicative Disorders (Sp, Fa)3  
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)23  
Choose one science/lab from the following:4  
PHYS 1023 Physics and Human Affairs (Sp, Su, Fa)
& PHYS 1021L Physics and Human Affairs Laboratory (Sp, Su, Fa)
CHEM 1073 Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1071L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab) (Fa)
PHYS 2013 College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& PHYS 2011L College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab) (Su, Fa)
PBHL 2663 Terminology for the Health Professions (Sp)  3
Social Science 1  3
Fine Arts/Humanities1  3
Electives  6
Year Total: 13 15
Third YearUnits
CDIS 3124 Normal Phonology and Articulatory Process (Fa)4  
CDIS 3213 Anatomy of Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms (Fa)3  
CDIS 3224 Language Development in Children (Fa)4  
CDIS 3203 Articulation Disorders (Sp)  3
CDIS 3233 Introduction to Clinical Practice (Sp)  3
CDIS 4223 Language Disorders in Children (Sp)  3
ENGL 2003 Advanced Composition (Sp, Su, Fa)
or ENGL 2013 Essay Writing (Sp, Su)
or ENGL 3053 Technical and Report Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023) (Sp, Fa)
or CDIS 498VH Honors Communication Disorders Thesis/Project (Sp, Su, Fa)
Elective  3
Year Total: 16 15
Fourth YearUnits
CDIS 3103 Introduction to Audiology (Fa)3  
CDIS 4253 Neurological Bases of Communication (Fa)3  
CDIS 4273 Communication Behavior and Aging (Fa)3  
Electives (Recommend: CDIS 4001 Clinical Practicum: Undergraduate)6  
CDIS 4133 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation (Sp)  3
CDIS 4213 Introduction to Speech and Hearing Science (Sp)  3
CDIS 4183 Clinical Assessment of Speech and Language Disorders (Sp)  3
Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
Total Units in Sequence:  117

Must meet University Core requirements


Required Social Science Core for CDIS majors.


CDIS 498VHCDIS 498VH: Option only for students successfully completing Honors Program.