The Bachelor’s degree program is designed to provide students a solid foundation for graduate and/or professional programs in speech language pathology, audiology, or other fields.
FOR PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS TO THE MAJOR
(Freshmen, Sophomores and Junior College students):
At present, a cumulative GPA of 2.7 is the minimum required for admission to the program at the upper division level. This helps to assure that our graduates will have an upper division GPA of at least 3.0 which is the minimum requirement for most graduate programs in the field. Please note that at present, given the large number of applications for admission to the major, the typical grade point average for admission to the major is above 3.6.
During your freshman and sophomore years, you will see the college advisors, Jean Burns, Antoya Shuler or Wanda Washington, they are located in room G205 in the HPNP complex. You may reach Ms. Burns, Ms. Shuler or Ms. Washington at 273-6400. Junior college students who are looking to transfer to UF may contact Ms. Shuler or Washington regarding prerequisites or their equivalents.
The major becomes a limited access program at the junior level. You must apply for admission to the major by the January 15 preceding the fall in which you reach 60 or more semester credit hours (junior status). Please note these credits include all AP, IB and transfer hours.
Prerequisite Courses for Admission to the Major Include:
- General Psychology (PSY 2012)
- Additional Psychology course (DEP 3053, PSB 3002 or EXP 3604 recommended)
- General Biology (BSC 2007, BSC 2009 or BSC 2010)
- Human Physiology with Lab (APK 2105C)
- Physical Science (Chemistry or Physics preferred)
- Statistics (STA 2023)
- Communications (COM 1000, SPC 2300 or SPC 2608, or equivalent)
The application packet must include:
- The Completed Application
- Essay on Career Interest (included in application)
- Official Transcripts of All College/University Coursework (including Fall 2012 grades, if you took courses during that term)
FOR CURRENT MAJORS
There are two Undergraduate Coordinators, once you have been admitted into the program. If your last name starts with A – K your Undergraduate Coordinator will be Mrs. Betsy Vinson, Office: Dauer Hall Room 347. If your last name starts with L – Z your Undergraduate Coordinator is Dr. Scott Griffiths, Office: Dauer Hall Room 339.
Once you have been admitted to the program, you will be required to attend the New Junior Orientation where you will be provided a review of degree requirements, and a plan of study for your major coursework for the rest of your Bachelor’s program. You will be responsible to review these materials for accuracy and must set up an appointment with your undergraduate coordinator from above to make amendments/corrections to the plan.
Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in their upper division coursework are eligible to complete a senior honors thesis to qualify for high or highest honors. A description of the senior honors thesis can be found here.
PLEASE NOTE: A New Junior Orientation session will be held on Tuesday August 20 from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm (location to be determined). Attendance is required for ALL new majors.
Click on the Academic Learning Compact for Communication Sciences and Disorders to see the specific learning objectives associated with this major.
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN A MINOR:
About the Minor: Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders