Jul 22, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Disorders B.S.

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Admission Requirements

Communication Disorders Admission

Admission to the undergraduate Communication Disorders Program is selective and competitive. Preference is given to WTAMU pre-communication disorders students. Applications are due by April 1 for admission into the following fall CD classes. One class is admitted each year and will be capped at 40 students. Student acceptance will be confirmed by June 15. Prerequisite: CD admission course includes CD 2374 .

Minimum admission criteria include:

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Completion of   with a minimum grade of “B”.
  • Complete application.
  • Meet the criteria of minimal technical standards.

Application materials may be requested from the director of the Communication Disorders Program in the Virgil Henson Activities Center, Room 242, or by calling 806-651-5109.

The completed application and an official copy of all college transcripts must be returned prior to April 1 for consideration. Return all items to:

Brenda Fields Cross, Au.D., FAAA, CCC-A

Program Director, Communication Disorders

West Texas A&M University

WTAMU Box 60757

Canyon, TX 79016-0001

Applicants are accepted for admission by ranked order using the formula listed below.

Academic performance - cumulative GPA and prerequisite GPA: 50%

Application and committee review: 50%

Total: 100%

Full acceptance - A student may be accepted to the CD program upon completion of all stated WTAMU CD program admission requirements without any deficiencies.

Applicants not selected may reapply for admission the following year.


Bachelor Science (B.S.) Degree


(See the “Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees ” section of this catalog.)

Major in Communication Disorders

(Major Code: 240)

The American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), in order to certify and provide professional speech and hearing services, requires a master’s degree in communication disorders. WTAMU’s Communication Disorders Program is nationally accredited through ASHA by the CAA.

For information about the master of science (M.S.) degree, refer to the “Graduate Catalog”.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog. Students must take the following courses.

From Social and Behavioral Sciences - Code 80 (3 hours)

From Component Area Option - Code 90 (5 of 6 hours)

The sixth required hour for Code 90 may be satisfied any additional course from the full list of Code 90 options (see “University Core Curriculum ”).

Electives (8 hours)

Observation Requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

  •  Total of 25 hours.

Communication Disorders Honors Requirements

Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides

The following Degree Checklist and Curriculum Guide (suggested course sequence) are available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists:

  • Communication Disorders B.S.

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