2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 11, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.A. or B.S. / M.A.)

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College of Health Professions and Sciences
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders,
Health and Public Affairs II, Room: 101
Email: csdundergraduate@ucf.edu

Undergraduate Program Coordinators: Mrs. Therese Coleman and Dr. Jacqueline Towson
Phone: 407-823-4798

Purpose of this program - This program allows highly qualified undergraduate majors in communication sciences and disorders to enroll in 16 credit hours of graduate-level courses while completing the bachelor’s degree. This enables full-time students to achieve a master’s degree in one to two fewer semesters.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of at least 15 hours of undergraduate CSD coursework at UCF.
  • 3.6 GPA or better in courses in the major.
  • A highly competitive GRE score taken within the past 5 years.
  • Completion of an application, including three letters of recommendation from faculty in the school, and a letter of intent which indicates reasons for desiring entrance into the accelerated program, personal strengths and how they have been demonstrated, and future goals.
  • Students who achieve a “B” or better for all 16 credit hours of graduate course work will be formally admitted into the master’s program in Communication Sciences and Disorders following receipt of the bachelor’s degree.

Degree Requirements

  • None

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)

Note: Students are encouraged to select science course with PHY or CHM prefix.

Core Requirements: Basic Level

  • None

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Statistics Requirement (3-6 Credit Hours)

  • Students have two options in completing this requirement:

Option One: (6 Credit Hours)

Option Two:

Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)

  • An additional six credit hours of upper division course work in Communication Sciences and Disorders selected from a list provided in the CSD School or in consultation with a CSD undergraduate advisor.


B.A./B.S. Option (6 -8 Credit Hours):

Students pursuing the B.A. degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to one year in college (eight credit hours). ASL I and II can also be used to fulfill this requirement.

Students pursuing the B.S. degree must complete two upper division health sciences courses (six credit hours) approved by the program.

Capstone Requirements

  • None


  • Students pursuing the B.A. degree can choose 7-13 credit hours of electives. Students pursuing the B.S. degree can choose 9-15 credit hours of electives.  Select courses that are 2000-level or higher with advisor approval.  Note: Students are responsible for meeting the 120 credit hours graduation requirement.

Foreign Language Requirements


Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation. American Sign Language (ASL) can be used to fulfill the foreign language admission requirement.


Students pursuing the B.A. degree must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to one year. ASL I and II can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Additional Requirements

  • None

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “B” in all graduate courses.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the courses used to satisfy the major.
  • A passing score on the Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Competency Examination.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Shared Courses (16 Credit Hours)

  • SPA 6204 - Articulation/Phonological Disorders Credit Hours: 3
  • SPA 6410 - Aphasia and Related Disorders Credit Hours: 3
  • SPA 6496 - Language Disorders in Children and Adolescents Credit Hours: 6
  • SPA 6805 - Research in Communicative Disorders Credit Hours: 3
  • SPA 6551 - Foundations of Clinical Practice: Level I Credit Hours: 1

Additional Information

Honors In Major

  • Interested students should contact the undergraduate program coordinator.

Related Programs


Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • “D” (1.0) grades are not accepted.
  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.
  • Students may take STA 2014C  or STA 2023  to fulfill the first part of the statistics requirement.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Graduate Courses Link

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $17.50 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $35 per term

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