Bachelor of Arts Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders is granted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and requires 120 credits of coursework, including limited clinical practicum. Students in the CSD major complete foundational coursework in audiology, speech-language pathology, normal language acquisition, anatomy and physiology, and phonetics. In addition, students complete advanced courses in language and phonological disorders, organic disorders, speech science, clinical methods and aural rehabilitation. Elective courses may be selected from the areas of physical sciences and mathematics, psychology, linguistics, and basic human communication.
The BA Degree is considered pre-professional since students must obtain a graduate degree in audiology or speech-language pathology to be employed as a certified speech-language pathologist (M.A.) or audiologist (Au.D.) in any work setting.
Completion of the BA Degree at Wayne State does not imply automatic admission to one of its graduate programs in CSD. All places in the graduate programs are filled on a competitive basis. However, the courses taken for the BA Degree in CSD at Wayne State also fulfill the prerequisite requirements for other graduate CSD programs throughout the U.S and Canada. For a listing of programs, see ASHA's EdFind service.
Grade and GPA Requirements
To complete the undergraduate CSD major, students:
may not earn more than two grades below B- in the five foundational courses
must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher
must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher for courses in the major
Departmental permission is required to register for the five advanced courses (SLP 5120, SLP 5310, SLP 6460, SLP 6480, AUD 5420). Students will not be granted permission to register for advanced coursework unless they have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher for courses in the major.
ASHA's General Education Requirements
Students who plan to pursue an MA or AuD degree and the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology must complete undergraduate general education courses that meet the ASHA requirements below. Only courses appearing on the official transcript will be counted as meeting requirements.
College Mathematics: 3 semester hours (STA 1020 or equivalent required for WSU graduate programs)
Biological Sciences: 3 semester hours
Physical Sciences: 3 semester hours
Behavioral-Social Sciences: 6 semester hours
Note: Undergraduate courses are also offered at Wayne State's facility at the Macomb Education Center. For more information and a list of courses available, please click here.
Additional Information and Undergraduate Advising
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