Communication Sciences & Disorders

Application Process

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders


1

Apply to EWU

Apply and confirm acceptance to Eastern Washington University (EWU).

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75
2

Apply to CMSD Department

Complete the Secondary Application for Admission to the undergraduate program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CMSD)

  • Application Period: March 20 – July 19, 2024
  • Fall semester classes start August 19, 2024

If you are currently an Eastern student, evaluate your progress towards the requirements for this major using your degree audit.

3

Pay $45 Application Fee

  • Follow the link below to submit department application fee.

CMSD Application Payment Link

4

Schedule appointment with CAAR Advisor

Bring your completed application form and application payment receipt to the meeting with your CAAR (Center for Academic Advising and Retention) Advisor. This meeting is to confirm that you are ready to enter the CMSD program. You will submit your application packet (application payment receipt, application form, Major Ready Check Sheet) to the advisor.

Use the Major Ready Check Sheet (PDF) to monitor your preparation for the program. The CAAR Advisor will work with you to complete this form.

CAAR Contact Information
P: 509.359.2345
E: advising@ewu.edu

About the Program

The undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program is designed to begin in the fall following completion of the university’s general education requirements (GERs), the university’s graduation requirements, and program supporting courses all totaling a minimum of 102 quarter credits.

The student may wish to seek a minor in another program of study to obtain the extra credits. There are several programs with minors that naturally complement Communication Sciences and Disorders e.g., Aging Studies, English, Linguistics, Special Education, Sociology, and Psychology.

What could I do with my degree?

The bachelor’s degree is considered a pre-professional degree. Graduates with a bachelor’s degree typically apply for advanced graduate study. Individuals holding a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders may also apply to professional doctoral programs in audiology. In the State of Washington individuals with a bachelor’s degree can be employed as speech-language pathology assistants.

Students with a BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the typical processes of speech
  • Describe the typical processes of language
  • Describe the typical processes of hearing
  • Describe the typical process of swallowing
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of speech-language pathology assessment
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of hearing disorders assessment
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of speech-language pathology treatment
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of hearing disorders treatment

Undergraduate CMSD Course Schedule

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Aug - DecCourse TitleCr
CMSD 301SIntro to SLP & AUD3
CMSD 304SPhonetics3
CMSD 321SAnatomy & Physiology of Speech Production3
CMSD 331SLanguage Development3
CMSD 466SMulticultural Considerations2
Spring Semester
Jan - MayCourse TitleCr
CMSD 320SSpeech & Hearing Science3
CMSD 357SLanguage Impairment3
CMSD 358SSpeech Sound Disorder3
CMSD 371SHearing and Hearing Disorders3
IPEC 498SInformation Literacy in the Health Sciences3

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Aug - DecCourse TitleCr
CMSD 422SNeuroanatomy3
CMSD 437SProfessional Issues3
CMSD 466SMulticultural Considerations (fall 2024 only)2
CMSD 473SAural Rehab2
CMSD 498SAAC3
HSCI 488SRelations, Ethics & Communications in Healthcare (fall 2024 only)3
Spring Semester
Jan - MayCourse TitleCr
CMSD 442SIntervention3
CMSD 451SNeurogenic Communication Disorders3
CMSD 461SClinical Methods2
CMSD 490SSenior Capstone 3
HSCI 487SPrinciples and Policies of Healthcare Management (spring 2024 only)3