Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders

Admission Requirements for the Communication Disorders Program

To be considered for admission to the Communication Disorders Program, the applicant must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Application: Submit an application form (available at KL 426 or online), or readmission to College of Education.  Candidates who have not been enrolled for one academic year must reapply. Any COE admissions/program requirements in place at the time of readmission must be met.
  2. Courses: Complete all core curriculum coursework with a grade of “C” or better.
  3. University Seminar: Complete two University Seminar courses (UNIV 1101 and UNIV 1402) (Candidates who transfer Core complete or complete the institutional component option are exempt from this requirement).
  4. Grade Point Average: Have a GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours on all coursework previously attempted at which the applicant is currently enrolled or from the most recent bachelor’s degree by the person at an accredited institution of higher education.
  5. Foreign Language Requirement: Meet the University’s Foreign Language graduation requirement prior to admission. This may be demonstrated by fulfilling one of the options below:
    - Completion of three years of high school study of a single foreign language with a minimum grade of 80 (3.0) at the end of the third year, or
    - Completion of two years of high school study of a single foreign language and completion of a 2000 level university course in the same language with a “C” or better, or
    - Earning a minimum grade of "C" in 6 SCH in a foreign language, or
    - Completion of an approved international experience (study abroad) of at least one semester/summer session in length in a country where English is not the primary language, or
    - CLEP or AP exam scores that award 6 SCH in a foreign language, or
    - Completion of two courses in a language with a "C" or better from the University's International Language Institute, or
    - Completion of two American Sign Language courses with a "C" or better.
  6. The TOEFL IBT is required of all students having academic studies from a country where English is not the native language. These minimum TOEFL IBT scores are required:
            -  Speaking: 24
            -  Listening: 22
            -  Reading: 22
            -  Writing: 21

Additional Requirements for CSDO After Admission to the College of Education

  1. Candidates will complete a criminal background check and will be required to have a criminal history background check prior to enrollment in CSDO 3122.
  2. Provide proof of current immunizations, including current TB test results and Hepatitis B. Immunizations are at candidate’s own expense.
  3. Provide proof of current First Aid/CPR certification. First Aid/CPR certification is at the candidate’s own expense.
  4. In order to register for any 3000-4000 level course within the College of Education, candidates must be fully admitted to the Communications Sciences & Disorders program, maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain in good standing with the College of Education.

Graduation Requirements for Communication Disorders Majors

To be eligible to graduate from the Communication Disorders program, candidates must fulfill the following:

  • Maintain a minimum TAMIU GPA of 3.0
  • Obtain a degree audit upon completion.
  • Pass the Exit Exam with a score of 80% or above to receive observation or clinical practicum hour verification for professional certification.

Remediation plan for the Exit Exam:

  • 1st re-take: Candidate will be given opportunity to re-take the exam within 3 months. The passing score is 80% or above.
  • 2nd re-take: Examination for the second trial will be based on 11 essential topics within Communication Sciences and Disorders. The passing score required is 80%.
  • 3rd re-take: The passing score requirement is 80%.
  • 4th re-take is the final opportunity to take the exam. The passing score requirement is 100%.

All Exit Examinations are administrated at the University Testing Center. Registration is required prior to taking the exam.

Hours required

120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog and the General Requirements for Undergraduate degrees at the beginning of this section.


[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Math Elective
MATH 1342Introductory Statistics3
Life & Physical Science Lab
CHEM 1170Survey of Chemistry Lab1
Support Area
ENGL 3311General Linguistics3
or PSYC 4309 Foundations of Language
KINE 1152Health and Wellness1
KINE 2225First Aid2
KINE 2316Motor Development & Learning3
PSYC 2117Basic Stats for Psyc Lab1
PSYC 2317Basic Stats for Psychology3
PSYC 2301Intro to Psychology3
PSYC 4305Psychology of Language3
Field of Study
EDEL 3362Lang & Lit for Young Child-WIN3
EDSE 3305Intro to Special Education3
EDSE 3315Low Incidence Disabilities3
EDSE 4330Special Ed Law&Procedures3
CSDO 3122Obs in Speech Lang Pathology1
CSDO 3305Intro to Comm Disorders3
CSDO 3321Anatomy&Phys of Speech Mech3
CSDO 3325Phonetics3
CSDO 3331Speech and Hearing Science3
CSDO 4126Clinical Prac Speech Lang Path1
CSDO 4226Adv Clin Prac Spch Lng Path2
CSDO 4300Multicltrl/Multilgnl Iss in CD3
CSDO 4313Introduction to Audiology3
CSDO 4320Diag&Eval Speech Lang Path3
CSDO 4321Articulatory&Phono Disorders3
CSDO 4330Voice&Fluency Disorders3
CSDO 4333Normal Lang Acquisition3
CSDO 4335Language Disorders in Children3
CSDO 4336Adult Neuro&Lang Disorders3
CSDO 4337Foundations of Aural Rehab3
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Following is a suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I-Lab 1
BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
 Semester Credit Hours14
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
KINE 1152 Health and Wellness 1
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
CHEM 1370 Survey of Chemistry 3
CHEM 1170 Survey of Chemistry Lab 1
KINE 2316 Motor Development & Learning 3
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
PSYC 2301 Intro to Psychology 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
THAR 1310 Theatre Appreciation 3
KINE 2225 First Aid 2
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth&Development 3
PSYC 2117 Basic Stats for Psyc Lab 1
PSYC 2317 Basic Stats for Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
CSDO 3305 Intro to Comm Disorders 3
CSDO 3321 Anatomy&Phys of Speech Mech 3
CSDO 3325 Phonetics 1 3
EDSE 3305 Intro to Special Education 3
Linguistics/Foundations of Language 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
CSDO 3122 Obs in Speech Lang Pathology 1
CSDO 3331 Speech and Hearing Science 3
CSDO 4321 Articulatory&Phono Disorders 3 3
CSDO 4300 Multicltrl/Multilgnl Iss in CD 3
EDSE 3315 Low Incidence Disabilities 3
PSYC 4305 Psychology of Language 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CSDO 4126 Clinical Prac Speech Lang Path 1
CSDO 4313 Introduction to Audiology 3
CSDO 4320 Diag&Eval Speech Lang Path 3
CSDO 4330 Voice&Fluency Disorders 3
CSDO 4333 Normal Lang Acquisition 4 3
EDSE 4330 Special Ed Law&Procedures 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CSDO 4226 Adv Clin Prac Spch Lng Path 2
CSDO 4335 Language Disorders in Children 5 3
CSDO 4336 Adult Neuro&Lang Disorders 3
CSDO 4337 Foundations of Aural Rehab 3
EDEL 3362 Lang & Lit for Young Child-WIN 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.