2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 14, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

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


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

Dr. Cecyle Carson, Undergraduate Program Coordinator
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 departmental 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)


Core Requirements: Basic Level


  • None

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (56 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 hrs)


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 Department or in consultation with a CSD undergraduate advisor.

B.A./B.S. Option:

  • Students pursuing the B.A. degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to one year in college. ASL I, II and III 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 department.

Capstone Requirements


Electives


  • Students can choose 12 hours of electives. 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 three semesters of ASL classes.

Graduation

  • Students taking American Sign Language (ASL) to satisfy B.A. foreign language requirement must complete three 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 department.
  • 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
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 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, PSC, or CHM Course Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Social Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Historical Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)


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

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)


  • Students taking American Sign Language (ASL) to satisfy B.A. foreign language requirement must complete three semesters of ASL.
     
  • Foreign Language II (B.A.) or Health Sciences (B.S.) elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


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