Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders

Admission Requirements for the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program

The application deadline for Communication Sciences and Disorders program is the 1st Monday following Spring commencement for Fall admission.

Students should be advised that the Texas State of Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology may deny a license to an applicant because of conviction for a felony or misdemeanor if the crime directly relates to the professional duties of a speech-language pathologist or speech-language pathology-assistant.

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

  1. Acceptance by Texas A&M International University and a declared communication sciences and disorders major.
  2. Completion of University Core Curriculum and CSDO Additional Requirements with a grade of "C" or better and a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Application: Submit an application form (available at CNS 111D).

Additional Requirements for CSDO After Admission to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

At student's expense the following information must be uploaded to an agency designated by the CNHS.

  1. An in-depth background check.
  2. Proof of current immunizations, including current TB test results and Hepatitis B.
  3. Proof of current First Aid/CPR certification.

CSDO Progression and Repeat Course Policy

  1. Admission into the CSDO program is during the Fall semesters only.
  2. Courses must be taken in the sequence identified in the catalog.
  3. After admission into the CSDO program, failure to enroll in all of the recommended CSDO courses for that semester as identified by an advisor in conjunction with the degree plan will delay graduation for at least a year.
  4. CSDO students must receive a grade of "C" or higher in each CSDO course. If a grade below a "C" in a junior-level CSDO course is earned, the student will not be allowed to progress in the major until the course is retaken and passed with a grade of "C" or better.
  5. Students will be ineligible to continue in the CSDO program if: a) two (2) F's are earned in the same course, or (b) there is a failure of two (2) CSDO courses, or c) the same course is taken twice without making a "C" or better (includes course withdrawal, failure, or combination of both.

Grading Policy

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program has adhered to the following grading policy:

A     100-90
B     89-80
C     79-75
F     74- below

Communication Sciences and Disorders students admitted to the program must achieve a grade of "C" or better and pass both clinical and theory components in order to pass the course.

Graduation Requirements for Communication Sciences and Disorders Students

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Communication Sciences program, adheres to all general requirements and procedures of the University for graduation. Students are eligible to apply for graduation when the following criteria is met:

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or better in the major.
  • Completion of required semester credit hours.
  • Obtain an audit of observation and clinical practicum hours for verification for professional licensure.

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
CSDO Additional Requirements
Life and Physical Science Lab1
CHEM 1311General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I-Lab1
PSYC 2314Lifespan Growth&Development3
PSYC 2317Basic Stats for Psychology3
PSYC 2117Basic Stats for Psyc Lab1
General Elective 3
CSDO (After Admission)
CSDO 3305Intro to Comm Disorders-WIN3
CSDO 3314Neuroanatomy in Comm Disorders3
CSDO 3321Anat&Phys of Spch&Hrng Mech3
CSDO 3322Clinical Observation Practicum 13
CSDO 3325Phonetics3
CSDO 3331Speech and Hearing Science3
CSDO 3333Normal Lang Acquisition3
CSDO 3335Lang&Lit Disorders in Children3
CSDO 3336Speech Sounds Disorders3
CSDO 3413Introduction to Audiology4
CSDO 4318Advanced Audiology3
CSDO 4319Fluency Disorders3
CSDO 4320Diag&Eval Speech Lang Path3
CSDO 4322Intro to Research in CSDO3
CSDO 4326Neurogenic Sp-Lang Disorders3
CSDO 4330Voice & Resonance Disorders3
CSDO 4300Multi Cltrl-Lingu Trends in CD3
CSDO 4337Foundations of Aural Rehab3
CSDO 4426Clin Prac in Comm Disorders 14
CSDO 4438Adv Clin Prac in CSDO 14
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Courses must be taken with corresponding observation/clinicals.  

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 writing intensive course (WIN) requirement for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I-Lab 1
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
Mathematics Core Course 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
UNIV 1302 Signature Course 3
Life and Physical Science 3
Life and Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours13
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
PSYC 2301 Intro to Psychology 3
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I-Lab 1
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth&Development 3
PSYC 2317 Basic Stats for Psychology 3
PSYC 2117 Basic Stats for Psyc Lab 1
Creative Arts 3
General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CSDO 3305 Intro to Comm Disorders-WIN 3
CSDO 3321 Anat&Phys of Spch&Hrng Mech 3
CSDO 3325 Phonetics 1 3
CSDO 3331 Speech and Hearing Science 3
CSDO 3333 Normal Lang Acquisition 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
CSDO 3314 Neuroanatomy in Comm Disorders 3
CSDO 3322 Clinical Observation Practicum 3
CSDO 3335 Lang&Lit Disorders in Children 3
CSDO 3336 Speech Sounds Disorders 3
CSDO 3413 Introduction to Audiology 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
CSDO 4318 Advanced Audiology 3
CSDO 4319 Fluency Disorders 3
CSDO 4320 Diag&Eval Speech Lang Path 3
CSDO 4330 Voice & Resonance Disorders 3
CSDO 4426 Clin Prac in Comm Disorders 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
CSDO 4300 Multi Cltrl-Lingu Trends in CD 3
CSDO 4322 Intro to Research in CSDO 3
CSDO 4326 Neurogenic Sp-Lang Disorders 3
CSDO 4337 Foundations of Aural Rehab 3
CSDO 4438 Adv Clin Prac in CSDO 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
 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.