The undergraduate Communication Disorders program is designed to begin in the fall following completion of the university's general education requirements (GECRs), the university's graduation requirements, a few prerequisite courses, and have over 100 quarter credits. The student may wish to seek a minor in an other program of study to obtain the extra credits. There are several programs with minors that naturally complement Communication Disorders e.g. Aging Studies, English, Linguistics, Special Education, Sociology, and Psychology.
Upon earning the bachelor's degree, most students would then apply for a graduate study program.
If you are currently an Eastern student you should evaluate your progress towards the requirements for this major using Student Online Academic Review (SOAR). SOAR is an automated record reflecting academic progress toward degree completion. By considering completed coursework, your current EWU enrolled courses, and transfer coursework, SOAR provides timely information on your progress toward degree completion.
Questions can be directed initially to the program office, who will route the student to an appropriate program advisor.
The undergraduate program is on the semester schedule. This means the program typically begins the third week of August and ends early May (May 8, 2015). Students will not be able to enter the program until ALL their general education core requirements (GECRs) are completed including the university graduation requirement of an International Studies course. The COMD curriculum currently provides about 78 quarter credits.
Supporting courses for the profession are required and are guided by the knowledge and skills outcomes of the certification standards for the CCC-SLP as set forth by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) see http://www.asha.org. The student must demonstrate course work for each of the following areas: biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and the social/behavioral sciences.
General Education Core Requirements (GECRs) MUST be satisfied prior to entering the program in the Fall semester. Consult the general undergraduate catalog or consult with an undergraduate adviser to plan completion of the missing credits. Even when transferring to Eastern with a direct transfer degree, the student needs to be aware that the university (Eastern) requires International Studies and Culture Gender Diversity courses to be completed for graduation with a Bachelors degree. The COMD curriculum currently provides about 78 quarter credits therefore; the student must complete over 100 quarter credits prior to entering our program.
Required COMD course schedule
Because of the rigor required in our course work, we require students applying to the program and/or declaring Communication Disorders as their major, to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. This minimum is also necessary to remain in the program. A 2.75 GPA is also required by the COMD department for graduation.
* The undergraduate courses are sequenced. Therefore, it is best to enter the program in the Fall of an academic year.
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