Aug 18, 2019
A speech-language pathologist evaluates and provides treatment for children and adults who have communication disorders. The bachelor’s degree is a pre-professional degree for people wishing to pursue graduate study in communication sciences and disorders or speech and language pathology or for those wishing to pursue a career as a speech-language pathology assistant. The master’s degree is required for Texas licensure and clinical certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Students requesting admission to the Bachelor of Science program in communication sciences and disorders must meet the following criteria:
- acceptance to SFA
- a minimum of 30 credit hours
- a cumulative GPA of 2.75 in college work
- and a minimum grade of B in CSD 200 , CSD 210 and CSD 220 .
Students will not be permitted to register for advanced communication sciences and disorders courses unless they have completed the core courses and have been admitted to the Bachelor of Science program in communication sciences and disorders.
Admission is based upon the applicant’s overall GPA and grades in the introductory CSD courses. To be considered for admission review, the applicant must submit the following materials:
- a completed application to the communication sciences and disorders program
- complete transcripts for all previous college credit
- and a copy of advising sheets.
Applications for admission to the summer and fall classes must be submitted by Feb. 1 each year. Applications for admission to the spring classes must be submitted by Sept. 15 each year. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that all application materials are received by the communication sciences and disorders program by deadline.
1. Core Curriculum Requirements
C. Life and Physical Sciences
Please note that most science courses require co-enrollment in an appropriate laboratory course.
D. Language, Philosophy and Culture
G. Government/Political Science
H. Social and Behavioral Sciences
2. Department Requirements
3. Support/Pre-Major Area
4. Communication Sciences and Disorders Major Courses
5. Hours needed to total 120
To be discussed with advisor.
6. Residence Requirement
A minimum of 42 semester hours of residence work (course work taken at SFA), of which at least 36 hours must be advanced (300 and/or 400 level).
Students who have obtained bachelor’s degrees in other fields of study may enroll in undergraduate communication sciences and disorders courses in preparation for graduate study. These post-graduate students must meet the requirements for admission to the bachelor’s degree program listed above. In order to be eligible to apply to the SFA graduate program, post-graduate students must complete the following courses:
Students also must complete a biological science, physical science, social and behavioral science, and statistics before completion.