2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 11, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.A. or B.S.)


College of Health Professions and Sciences
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Health and Public Affairs II, Room: 101
http://www.healthprofessions.ucf.edu/csd 
Email: csdundergraduate@ucf.edu

Program Coordinators: Mrs. Therese Coleman and Dr. Jacqueline Towson
Phone: 407-823-4798

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students should complete the General Education Program before transferring within the Florida College System or State University System.
  • Students should consult with a program advisor.
  • The courses designated in section 1 below may be taken at a Florida College System institution, and usually should be completed in the first 60 hours.
  • Students must earn at least a “C-” (1.75) in each prerequisite course, core course, restricted elective, and B.A./B.S. elective.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders is an unrestricted major, however, negative criminal background checks may result in the inability to complete coursework in this major.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)


Note: Students are encouraged to select science course with PHY or CHM prefix.

Core Requirements: Basic Level


  • None

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (50 Credit Hours)


Statistics Requirement (3 Credit Hours)


  • Students have two options for completing this requirement:

Restricted Electives (9 Credit Hours)


  • An additional nine credit hours of upper division course work in Communication Sciences and Disorders selected from a list provided in the CSD School or in consultation with a CSD undergraduate advisor.

B.A./B.S. Option (6-8 Credit Hours):

  • Students pursuing the B.A. degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to one year in college (eight credit hours). ASL I and II can also be used to fulfill this requirement.
  • Students pursuing the B.S. degree must complete two upper division health sciences courses (six credit hours) approved by the program.

Capstone Requirement (3 Credit Hours)


Electives (11-13 Credit Hours)


  • Students pursuing the B.A. degree can choose 11 credit hours of electives. Students pursuing the B.S. degree can choose 13 credit hours of electives.  Select courses that are 2000-level or higher with advisor approval.  A minor or certificate is encouraged.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.
  • Students taking American Sign Language (ASL) to satisfy B.A. foreign language requirement must complete two semesters of ASL classes.

Graduation

  • Students taking American Sign Language (ASL) to satisfy B.A. foreign language requirement must complete two semesters of ASL classes.

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C-” (1.75) in all prerequisite courses, core courses, restricted electives, and B.A./B.S. electives in the program.
  • Students must also earn an overall minimum of 2.0 GPA in the courses used to satisfy the major.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • Interested students should consult with the undergraduate program coordinator.

Related Programs

Certificates

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Certification in speech-language pathology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensure by the State of Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance requires a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Transfer Notes

  • “D” (1.0) grades are not accepted.
  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.
  • Students may take STA 2014C  or STA 2023  to fulfill the first part of the statistics requirement.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $10 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $20 per term

Plan of Study


Freshman Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


  • PHY or CHM Course Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (13-14 Credit Hours)


  • Students pursuing the B.A. degree should complete 4 credit hours of foreign language requirement.  Students pursuing the B.S. degree should complete 3 credit hours of Health Sciences electives.

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (6-7 Credit Hours)


  • Students pursuing the B.A. degree should complete  4 credit hours of foreign language requirement and 2 credit hours of 2000 level or higher electives.  Students pursuing the B.S. degree should complete 3 credit hours of Health Sciences electives and 4 credit hours of 2000 level or higher electives.
  • B.A Degree
  • Foreign Language II (B.A.) Credit Hours: 4 
  • 2000-level or higher Electives  Credit Hours: 2
  • B.S Degree
  • Health Sciences (B.S.) elective Credit Hours: 3
  • 2000-level or higher Electives Credit Hours: 4

Junior Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)