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
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  
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
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
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
CDIS 3123 Normal Phonology and Articulatory Process3  
CDIS 3213 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism3  
CDIS 3223 Language Development in Children3  
CDIS 4273 Communication Behavior and Aging3  
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
Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
Fourth YearUnits
CDIS 3103 Introduction to Audiology3  
CDIS 4253 Neurological Bases of Communication3  
CDIS 4213 Introduction to Speech and Hearing Science3  
Electives (Recommend: CDIS 4003 Clinical Practicum: Undergraduate)4  
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: 13 15
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Students must complete the  State Minimum Core requirements as outlined in the Catalog of Studies. The courses that meet the state minimum core also fulfill many of the university's General Education requirements, although there are additional considerations to satisfy the general education learning outcomes. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic adviser when making course selections. 


Required Social Science Core for CDIS majors.


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


or higher level