Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.  In addition, for admission to the B.S. in Communication Sciences program, students must apply to the program using the Department Application for the B.S. in Communication Sciences.

To be admitted into the communication sciences bachelor's program, students must:

  • Submit the application to the department before the end of sophomore year
  • Have completed 30 semester hours, including prerequisites in biology, physics or chemistry, and statistics
  • Have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, either cumulative or over last 30 semester hours of coursework

Students are admitted to the communication sciences program during fall semesters only.

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120-123   
Major: 48 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. COMS courses may be repeated one time to replace a grade.

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
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 3063Language Development3
COMS 3333Phonetics3
COMS 3503Speech Disorders and Intervention3
COMS 3523Audiology3
COMS 3553School-Age Language3
COMS 3563Language Disorders and Intervention3
COMS 3633Aural Habilitation3
COMS 4203Diagnostic Procedures3
COMS 4303Introduction to Clinical Processes3
COMS 4473Research Fundamentals in Communication Sciences3
COMS 4483English Sign Systems3
COMS 4623Neural Foundations of Communication3
COMS 4633Speech and Hearing Science3
COMS 4653Literacy for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing3
Total SCHs48

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
Total SCHs30
First Year
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
Select one of the following Social/Behavioral Science Core courses:3
Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 2301 
Introductory Sociology SOCI 1301 
 SCHs 13
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) 
 SCHs 16
Second Year
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
 SCHs 16
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Creative Arts Core3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
 SCHs 15
Third Year
COMS 2233Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Language 3
COMS 3333Phonetics 3
COMS 3523Audiology 3
COMS 3063Language Development 3
 SCHs 15
COMS 3503Speech Disorders and Intervention 3
COMS 3553School-Age Language 3
COMS 3633Aural Habilitation 3
COMS 4623Neural Foundations of Communication 3
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
COMS 4203Diagnostic Procedures 3
COMS 4483English Sign Systems 3
COMS 4473Research Fundamentals in Communication Sciences 3
COMS 4653Literacy for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing 3
 SCHs 15
COMS 3563Language Disorders and Intervention 3
COMS 4303Introduction to Clinical Processes 3
COMS 4633Speech and Hearing Science 3
 SCHs 15
 Total SCHs:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.