Communication Sciences and Disorders B.S.

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. 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
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)3  
Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4:4  
BIOL 1543 Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
& BIOL 1541L Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)4
   
U.S. History or Government State Minimum Core3  
Elective3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.1)  3
Fine Arts or Humanities State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2)1  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 1.2 and 5.1)  3
Electives  6
Year Total: 16 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
ANTH 1023 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)23  
CDIS 2253 Introduction to Communicative Disorders3  
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)23  
Choose one science/lab from the following (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.4):4  
PHYS 1023 Physics and Human Affairs
& PHYS 1021L Physics and Human Affairs Laboratory4
   
CHEM 1073 Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture)
& CHEM 1071L Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab)4
   
PHYS 2013 College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture)
& PHYS 2011L College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab)4
   
Elective3  
STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Satisfies General Education Outcome 2.1)  3
Social Sciences State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.3)1  3
Fine Arts/Humanities State Minimum Core (Satisfies General Education Outcome 3.1 or 3.2)1  3
Electives  6
Year Total: 16 15
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
CDIS 3124 Normal Phonology and Articulatory Process4  
CDIS 3213 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism3  
CDIS 3223 Language Development in Children3  
Elective3  
CDIS 3203 Articulation Disorders  3
CDIS 3233 Introduction to Clinical Practice  3
CDIS 4223 Language Disorders in Children  3
ENGL 2003 Advanced Composition
or ENGL 2013 Essay Writing
or ENGL 3053 Technical and Professional Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023)
or CDIS 498VH Honors Communication Disorders Thesis/Project
  3
Elective  3
Year Total: 13 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
CDIS 3103 Introduction to Audiology3  
CDIS 4253 Neurological Bases of Communication3  
CDIS 4213 Introduction to Speech and Hearing Science3  
CDIS 4273 Communication Behavior and Aging3  
Electives (Recommend: CDIS 4003 Clinical Practicum: Undergraduate)3  
CDIS 3253 Cultural Diversity in Communication Disorders (Satisfies General Education Outcome 4.1, 4.2, and 6.1)  3
CDIS 4133 Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation  3
CDIS 4183 Clinical Assessment of Speech and Language Disorders  3
Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120