Communication Sciences and Disorders Requirements (BS)

Policy for Admission to Upper Division COMDIS Courses
  1. Admission by cohort, limited to acceptance of 30 students per academic year with formal admission in the Fall Semester of each academic year.
  2. Application for admission allowed during semester of completion of a minimum of 45 credits (for most students this will be at the end of their first semester, Sophomore year).
  3. Completion of a Physics course (130, 212, or 240) with a minimum grade of C- and completion of a Biology course with a minimum grade of C-.  One of these two courses must be designated as a lab course.
  4. Completion of COMDIS 270.
  5. A minimum combined cumulative GPA of 2.75
  6. A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the following courses:
    1. COMDIS 278   Anatomy & Physiology of Human Communication
    2. COMDIS 272   Phonetics and Its Related Processes
    3. COMDIS 240   Hearing and Speech Science

*Meeting all minimum requirements does not guarantee admittance to upper division courses. When all admittance criteria are met by the applicant, the combined GPA will serve as the determining factor for admission to the upper division COMDIS courses in terms of filling the limit of 30 students being enrolled per year.

Major and Writing Requirements - 42-44 units
COMDIS 240HEARING AND SPEECH SCIENCE4
COMDIS 270INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND DISORDERS (GI)3
COMDIS 272PHONETICS AND ITS RELATED PROCESSES3
COMDIS 278ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION3
COMDIS 371INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS3
COMDIS 380SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN4
COMDIS 426NEURAL BASES OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE3
COMDIS 481SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN3
COMDIS 482AUDIOMETRY3
COMDIS 483AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION1
COMDIS 484AURAL REHABILITATION2
Select one of the following:3
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN
DISORDERS OF SPEECH PRODUCTION 1
Select one of the following:1-3
COMDIS 485
PRACTICUM IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS 1
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE STUDY (GH)
SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL LINGUISTICS
Select one of the following:3
ADVANCED COMPOSITION
WRITING IN THE SCIENCES
TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING
Total Units42-44
Unique Requirement
PSYCH 211INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY (GS)3
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING AND ANALYSIS (GM)
BASIC STATISTICAL METHODS
EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS
BASIC SOCIAL STATISTICS
Select one of the following:3
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (GI)
PSYCHOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD
PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE
Select one of the following:3
LEARNING AND CONDITIONING
HUMAN ABILITIES AND LEARNING
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION
MEDICAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF DISABILITY
Select one of the following:3
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION IN A PLURALISTIC SOCIETY (DV)(GI)
RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (DV) (GS)

Students in this major are not required to take a minor

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