Communication Sciences and Disorders B.S.

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

Students majoring in communication sciences and disorders gain basic knowledge in speech/language pathology, audiology, and speech issues in the deaf/hearing impaired. After completing this BS program, students are qualified to seek the graduate degrees that are required for professional accreditation by the American Speech Language-Hearing Association (for those in speech/language pathology and audiology). Students in speech/language pathology and audiology who wish to practice in Texas must be licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services; those in education of the deaf/hearing-impaired must be certified by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification.

The department offers the B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which requires: 

  1. 33 hours in Communication Sciences and Disorders; 
  2. at least 36 upper-division hours total; 
  3. a minor with at least 18 hours; 
  4. successful completion of SPCM 1311 (or COMM 1311), Introduction to Communication Studies; and 
  5. 6 hours in geography, economics, computer science, mathematics and/or science, in addition to those otherwise counted as lower-division preparation, to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree. 
The study in Communication Sciences and Disorders should be part of a broad and flexible education and the total educational experience is more important than any single part of it. Accordingly, at least seventy percent of a major's work must be done outside of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours - 120

University Core Curriculum (42 hrs.)

A minimum grade of "C" in all Communication Sciences and Disorders courses.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Coursework - 36 hours

Introductory Course - 3 hours

SPCM 1311Introduction to Communication Studies [TCCN: SPCH 1311]

33 hours of upper-division Communication Sciences and Disorders, and 12 must be taken at UT Tyler.

COMD 3306Introduction to Communication Disorders

COMD 3311Phonetic Description of Speech

COMD 3313Hearing Science

COMD 3318Acquisition of Communication Abilities in Children

COMD 3341Principles of Audiology

COMD 3350Language and the Brain

COMD 3358Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism

COMD 3359Fundamentals of Speech Science

COMD 4367Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders Assessment and Treatment in Children

COMD 4371Introduction to Speech and Language Disorders Assessment and Treatment in Adults

COMD 4373Principles of Aural Rehabilitation



At least 18 hours in a single related discipline, 12 of which must be upper-division, to be chosen in consultation with the student's major advisor.