The undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders (CMSD) program is designed to begin in the fall following completion of the university's general education requirements (GECRs), the university's graduation requirements, program supporting courses all totaling 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 Sciences and Disorders e.g. Aging Studies, English, Linguistics, Special Education, Sociology, and Psychology.
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 to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program coordinator.
The undergraduate program is on the semester schedule. This means the program typically begins the third week of August and ends early May (May 6, 2016). Students will not be able to enter the program until ALL their general education core requirements (GECRs) are complete including the university graduation requirement of a Foreign Language and an International Studies course. The required supporting course work for the program must also be complete. NOTE: Eastern requires 180 quarter credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree; however, the CMSD curriculum currently provides about 78 quarter credits. The student is responsible to complete the balance of credits prior to starting the program.
Supporting courses for the profession 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 a Foreign Language, International Studies and Culture Gender Diversity courses to be completed for graduation with a Bachelors degree. The CMSD curriculum currently provides about 78 quarter credits; therefore, the student is responsible to complete the balance of credits to graduate prior to starting the program.
Required CMSD course schedule
Because of the rigor required in our course work, we require students applying to the program and/or declaring Communication Sciences and 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 CMSD 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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