The Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders (BS CMD) is a pre-professional degree program which provides students with academic and practical preparation considered essential for success in a speech-language pathology or audiology graduate program (state licensure requires the master's degree, Au.D., or Ph.D.). The undergraduate curriculum offers students a broad base of preparation in general education requirements, the sciences associated with communication and its disorders, anatomy and physiology, and a number of basic methods courses associated with the identification and treatment of a variety of communication disorders. Undergraduate course requirements make it imperative that students meet with an academic advisor in the department as soon as possible.
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The recommended rotation of courses is listed on the current (2012-2013) Program Checksheet and leads the student through the degree requirements. While a student may declare CD as the major, official admission to the undergraduate program is completed after the following requirements are met, and is required for enrollment in most junior  and senior  level CD courses:
A. A minimum of 30 earned semester credit hours
B. An overall GPA of 2.75 or higher
C. A grade of "C" or better for the following set of courses:
1. ENG 1003 Freshman English I
2. ENG 1013 Freshman English II
3. MATH 1023 College Algebra
D. A GPA of 3.1 or higher for the following set of courses:
1. PSY 2513 Introduction to Psychology
2. ZOOL 2003 Human Anatomy and ZOOL 2001 Human Anatomy Lab
3. CD 2653 Introduction to CD
4. CD 2104 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech
5. CD 2203 Phonetics
6. GSP 1204 Physical Science
E. A speech and hearing screening
F. Ten (10) hours of documented clinical observation (completed as part of the Intro to CD course).
Upon completion of the above requirements, the student and academic advisor will notify the department chair of the student's progress via the Communication Disorders Undergraduate Program's Application for Admission (aka the Green Sheet). The program director will, in turn, notify the student in writing of their admission to the program. Students not meeting the criteria would be required to change majors, therefore, dilligent attention to grades received in these courses and overall is imperative. Rigorous requirements at the undergraduate level ensure that those students completing the degree are prepared for graduate study.
Students will be expected to obtain a copy of the Undergraduate Program Handbook, and are required to complete and place on file with their advisor, signed copies of:
1. ASU Substance Abuse Policy
2. The CNHP Honor Code
3. Acknowledgement of receipt and having read the Undergraduate Program Handbook.
NOTICE: Admission into the BS CMD Program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate Program in Communication Disorders (MCD) at ASU. Please review criteria for the graduate program for more information.