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 25 – June 28, 2019
  • Fall semester classes start August 19, 2019

If you are currently an Eastern student, evaluate your progress towards the requirements for this major using Student Online Academic Review (SOAR).

3

Pay $35 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, program supporting courses all totaling over 100 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 Title*Cr
CMSD 301SIntro to SLP & AUD
(Online)
3
CMSD 304SPhonetics3
CMSD 321SAnatomy Speech3
CMSD 331SLanguage Development3
CMSD 371SHearing –Disorders3
Spring Semester
Jan - MayCourse Title*Cr
CMSD 320SSpeech & Hearing Science3
CMSD 372SAudiometry3
CMSD 357SLanguage Impairment3
CMSD 358SSpeech Sound Disorder3
CMSD 4xxS*Rotating Elective
3
CMSD 4xxS*Rotating Elective3
IPEC 498.025**Information Literacy in the Health Sciences
(general elective)
2

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Aug - DecCourse Title*Cr
CMSD 422SNeuroanatomy3
CMSD 441SAssessment3
CMSD 450SLanguage & Literacy3
CMSD 454S Service Learning
For Lang. & Literacy
1
CMSD 473SAural Rehab3
CMSD 498S.42*Leadership & Outreach1
IPEC 498.40**Health Equity & Community Org
(general elective)
2
Spring Semester
Jan - MayCourse Title*Cr
CMSD 451SNeurogenic Comm Disorder3
CMSD 461SClinical Methods 2
CMSD 480SIntro to Research 3
CMSD 490SSenior Capstone 3
CMSD 4xxS*Rotating Elective3
CMSD 4xxS*Rotating Elective3
IPEC 498.025**Information Literacy in the Health Sciences
(general elective)
2

*One CMSD elective is required for the program; consult the catalog for specifics (e.g. Voice and Resonance, Intervention for Speech and Language, Introduction to AAC).
**IPEC 420 is an elective and can be taken either the junior or senior year.
**IPEC 498 is an elective and can be taken either the junior or senior year.