Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences (Emphasis in Deaf Education)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 40 sch        

COMMSCI.BS        CIP Code: 50.0201.00

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 once admitted to the program. No more than two grades of C will apply toward the major, nor will credit be awarded toward the major for a grade of D or F. Classes within the COMS department may be repeated one time to replace a grade.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

COMS 2223Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders3
COMS 2513Deaf Culture3
COMS 3063Preschool Language Development3
COMS 3523Audiology3
COMS 3553School-Age Language Development3
COMS 3563Language Disorders and Intervention3
COMS 3633Aural Habilitation3
COMS 4101Study in Speech and Language Development1
COMS 4223Observations of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in the Educational Environment3
COMS 4483English Sign Systems3
COMS 4553American Sign Language I3
COMS 4613American Sign Language II3
COMS 4643American Sign Language III3
COMS 4653Literacy for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing3
Total Semester Credit Hours40

Other Requirements

EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
BIOL 4583Science in the Elementary Classroom3
FS 3663Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
HIST 3223Social Studies3
MATH 1523Mathematics Concepts I3
READ 3433Literacy Foundations EC-63
Total Semester Credit Hours32

Electives

Elective3
Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours6
First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
SOCI 1013 (Social/Behavioral Science Core (GP)Introductory Sociology SOCI 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
COMS 2223Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders 3
Mathematics Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Creative Arts Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Wellness CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours 14
Second Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
COMS 4553American Sign Language I 3
COMS 2513Deaf Culture 3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
COMS 4613American Sign Language II 3
HIST 3223Social Studies 3
MATH 1523Mathematics Concepts I 3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
COMS 3523Audiology 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
COMS 4643American Sign Language III 3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 17
SpringTCCN
COMS 3063Preschool Language Development 3
COMS 3633Aural Habilitation 3
BIOL 4583Science in the Elementary Classroom 3
FS 3663Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3
 Semester Credit Hours 12
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
COMS 3553School-Age Language Development 3
COMS 4483English Sign Systems 3
READ 3433Literacy Foundations EC-6 3
Elective3
Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
COMS 3563Language Disorders and Intervention 3
COMS 4101Study in Speech and Language Development 1
COMS 4653Literacy for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing 3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
COMS 4223Observations of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students in the Educational Environment 3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.