Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences (Emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120-123   
Major: 46 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 SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

COMS 2223Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders3
COMS 2233Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language3
COMS 3063Preschool Language Development3
COMS 3333Phonetics3
COMS 3503Speech Disorders and Intervention3
COMS 3523Audiology3
COMS 3553School-Age Language Development3
COMS 3563Language Disorders and Intervention3
COMS 3633Aural Habilitation3
COMS 4101Study in Speech and Language Development1
COMS 4203Diagnostic Procedures3
COMS 4303Introduction to Clinical Processes3
COMS 4483English Sign Systems3
COMS 4623The Brain and Language: an Introduction3
COMS 4633Speech and Hearing Science3
COMS 4653Literacy for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing3
Total SCHs46

Other Requirements

MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
MATH (may be applied from core)3
BIOL (may be applied from core)3
PHYS or CHEM (may be applied from core) 3
Electives20
Total SCHs32
First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Mathematics Core3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Elective2
Select one of the following Social/Behavioral Science Core courses:3
Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 2301 
Introductory Sociology SOCI 1301 
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
Select one of the following Life/Physical Science courses:4
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
( BIOL 2301) and ( BIOL 2101) 
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
( BIOL 1306) and ( BIOL 1106) 
Elective3
 SCHs 16
Second Year
FallTCCN
Select one of the following Life/Physical Science Cores:4
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
( PHYS 1301) and ( PHYS 1101) 
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
( CHEM 1311) and ( CHEM 1111) 
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
COMS 2223Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders 3
WS 2013 (GP)Gender and Social Change: An Introduction to Multicultural-Women's Studies 3
Elective3
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Creative Arts Core3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Elective3
Elective3
 SCHs 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
COMS 2233Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language 3
COMS 3333Phonetics 3
COMS 3523Audiology 3
Elective3
Elective3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
COMS 3063Preschool Language Development 3
COMS 3503Speech Disorders and Intervention 3
COMS 3633Aural Habilitation 3
COMS 4623The Brain and Language: an Introduction 3
Elective3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
COMS 3553School-Age Language Development 3
COMS 4203Diagnostic Procedures 3
COMS 4483English Sign Systems 3
Elective3
Elective3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
COMS 3563Language Disorders and Intervention 3
COMS 4101Study in Speech and Language Development 1
COMS 4303Introduction to Clinical Processes 3
COMS 4653Literacy for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing 3
COMS 4633Speech and Hearing Science 3
 SCHs 13
 Total SCHs:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.