All students who declare Communication Disorders (CD) as their major are classified as CD students. The first five courses in the program (CD 101, 228, 229, 239, 241) are open to all students. Upon completion of these courses, students may apply to gain permission to register for upper-level CD courses. Applications are due prior to April 30/November 30 of the year in which this is sought. Admission to the program is required prior to enrolling in subsequent CD courses. Tricia Agnello is the undergraduate advising coordinator; she may be reached at Tricia.Agnello@marshall.edu.

Admission to the CD Program

Category A:

  1. A grade of C or better in all pre-CD courses and faculty approval are guaranteed admission.
  2. Must meet all the following criteria:
  • 3.0 or higher overall GPA
  • 3.0 or higher MU GPA
  • 3.0 or higher CD GPA*

Category B:

  1. These applicants will be considered on a case by case basis as space is available and are eligible to apply to the CD program; however, admission to the program is not guaranteed.
  2. Must meet all the following criteria:
  • 2.5 – 2.99 overall GPA
  • 2.5 – 2.99 MU GPA
  • 2.5 – 2.99 CD GPA*

Once students are admitted to the undergraduate program, they must maintain the minimum requirements of 2.5 GPA (which includes the following three categories: (a) 2.5 overall, (b) 2.5 MU and (c) a grade of C or better in all CD courses. Students who are admitted to the undergraduate program may not repeat CD courses for the purpose of raising their GPA to maintain eligibility in the program.

Students accepted into the program will complete the remaining degree requirements (academic coursework and clinical assignments) leading to a B.S. in Communication Disorders, a pre-professional degree. Students who apply for and/or accept clinical assignments are expected to fulfill the responsibilities of these assignments for the full semester. Students should consult the department chair, their academic advisor, and the clinic handbook regarding all academic and clinical requirements and standards specific to the program.

*CD GPA is calculated using grades from all attempts in CD 101, CD 241, CD 228, CD 229, and CD 239.  The D &  F repeat rule does not apply in the computation of the CD GPA.

Program/Degree Requirements

In addition to the University General Requirements, the Communication Disorders department also requires specific, specialized courses for graduation.  A grade of C or better must be obtained for all required courses and a 2.5 overall GPA to meet graduation requirements.

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