Communication Sciences and Disorders, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2018-2019. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
HIST 1103Survey of American History3
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
Statistical Methods I for the Social Sciences (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
Select one of the following:4
Descriptive Physics (N)
College Physics I (LN)
University Physics I (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
PSYC 1113Introductory Psychology (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)9
Hours Subtotal41
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
First Year Seminar
(Transfer students with 15 hours exempt)1
Arts & Humanities
Select one of the following:3
English Grammar
Discourse Analysis
Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
Natural & Mathematical Sciences
Select 9 hours of the following:9
Neurobiological Psychology (N)
Human Heredity (N)
Physiology
Other natural or mathematical sciences courses
See note 2.b.
Foreign Language
See note 3
0-6 hours
Upper-Division General Education
Select 6 hours outside major department
See note 2.c.
Hours Subtotal13
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.75. Minimum grade of “C” in all CDIS courses
CDIS 2223Speech and Language Development3
CDIS 2313Introduction to Communication Disorders3
CDIS 3113Communication Disorders in Children3
CDIS 3123Audiology Diagnosis3
CDIS 3203Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism3
CDIS 3313Phonetics3
CDIS 3413Introduction to Research3
CDIS 4013Diagnostics3
CDIS 4023Clinical Methods and Issues3
CDIS 4133Audiology Treatment3
CDIS 4313Speech Science3
CDIS 4423Neural Bases of Speech and Language3
CDIS 4433Communication Disorders in Adults3
EPSY 3413Child and Adolescent Development3
Select 3 hours of the following related courses:3
Development of Creative Expression, Play and Motor Skills in Early Childhood
Parenting (S)
Children’s Play: A World Perspective (I)
Adulthood and Aging (S)
Intergenerational Relationships (S)
Developmental Psychology (S)
Abnormal Psychology (S)
Psychology of Memory
Cognitive Psychology
Language Development (S)
Psychology of Parent Behavior (S)
Sociology of Aging (DS)
Select 3 hours of the following multicultural courses:3
Cultural Anthropology (IS)
Cultural Diversity in Professional Life (D)
Language in America
The Family: A World Perspective (IS)
Juvenile Delinquency (DS)
Intercultural Communication (I)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Hours Subtotal48
Electives
Select 18 hours18
May need to include 6 hours of a foreign language. See note 3.
May need to include 6 hours upper-division general education outside major department (see note 2.c.) and 1 hour may need to be upper-division
Students who desire to meet Teacher Education requirements should choose the following courses:
Role of Teacher in American Schools (D)
Educating Exceptional Learners (D)
Also recommended:
American Sign Language I
Sign Languages
Independent Study in CDIS
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Hours Subtotal18
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • See the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.
  • Upper-Division Credit: Total hours must include at least 40 hours in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • Hours in One Department: Hours in one department in excess of 54 will be added to the minimum total of 120 required for graduation.

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

  1. General Education Requirements
    No more than two courses (or eight hours) from the major department may be used to meet General Education and College and Departmental Requirements. The General Education required English Composition, required U.S. History, required American Government, one required MATH or STAT course, and required foreign language for B.A. degrees do not count against the two-course maximum.
  2. A&S College/Departmental Requirements
    1. Arts and Humanities are defined as any course carrying an (H) designation or courses from AMST, ART, DANC, ENGL (except ENGL 3323 Technical Writing) HIST, MUSI, PHIL (except PHIL 1313 Logic and Critical Thinking (A), PHIL 3003 Symbolic Logic (A) and PHIL 4003 Mathematical Logic and Computability), REL, TH, and foreign languages.
    2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences are defined as any course from the following prefixes: ASTR, BIOC, BIOL, CHEM, CS (except CS 4883 Social Issues in Computing), GEOL, MATH, MICR, PBIO, PHYS, and STAT; or courses from other departments that carry an (A) or (N) general education designation.
    3. The required six hours of upper-division General Education may not include courses from the student’s major department. This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student’s degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
    4. Non-Western Studies Requirement for B.A. and B.F.A.; One 3-hour course in Non-Western Studies (N.W.). This requirement may be satisfied by courses also used to satisfy any part of a student's degree program (i.e., in General Education, College Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements or Electives).
    5. The College of Arts & Sciences requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major requirements and a minimum 2.0 GPA in all major-prefix courses.
  3. Foreign Language Proficiency
    1. The foreign language requirement for the B.A. may be satisfied by 9 hours college credit in the same language, which must include 3 hours at the 2000-level, or equivalent proficiency (e.g., passing an advanced standing examination; TOEFL exam; presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates the high school was primarily conducted in a language other than English; etc.). Computer Science courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement. Currently Arabic and Mvskoke are not offered at the 2000-level at OSU.
    2. The foreign language requirement for the B.S., B.M. and B.F.A. may be satisfied by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language (passing grades at second-year level of study). It may also be satisfied by 6 hours college credit in the same language, which must include language courses 1713 and 1813, or equivalent proficiency (e.g., passing an advanced standing examination; TOEFL exam; presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates the high school was primarily conducted in a language other than English; etc.). Computer Science courses may not be used to satisfy this requirement.
    3. In addition to a. and b., students pursuing teacher certification must meet novice-high foreign language proficiency by presenting a high school transcript which demonstrates two years of study of a single foreign language with no grade below B. Or, students may complete 3 hours college credit in a single language with no grade below C (or pass an advanced standing examination, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exam, or Oral Proficiency Interview developed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, equivalent to 3 hours of college credit.) Or, students may meet the requirement by transfer of documentation of meeting the foreign language competency from one of the teacher education programs in the State of Oklahoma approved by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
  4. Exclusions
    1. Courses used to satisfy the General Education English Composition, U.S. History, American Government, and Mathematics or Statistics requirements will not count toward the 54-hour maximum allowed from one department.
    2. Courses with ATHL or LEIS prefixes and leisure activity courses may not be used for degree credit.
  5. Teacher Certification
    Students can satisfy the requirements for secondary schools teaching certification while earning a B.A. or B.S. in the College of Arts & Sciences. Those interested should see their Arts and Sciences advisor and the OSU Professional Education Unit in room 325 Willard.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2024.