Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
100 Clinical Research Services
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-6018

Phone: (713) 743-2897
Fax: (713) 743-2926  

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Curriculum

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

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Undergraduate Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Students majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders choose either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. The primary difference between these two degrees is that the Bachelor of Science requires a focus in formal science and mathematics, and the Bachelor of Arts requires a focus in foreign language. An undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a pre-professional degree. A Masters degree is required to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist and a Clinical Doctorate degree is required to practice as an Audiologist.

Acceptance into the COMD major will only occur upon successful completion of the departmental core. The departmental core is successfully completed when the student has earned a grade of B- or better in the foundation classes. See COMD core requirements and a suggested schedule for undergraduate students.

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Undergraduate Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders

You must see the undergraduate advisor to declare Communication Sciences and Disorders as a minor. The minor must be approved at the department and college level. The COMD minor includes five required classes and a single elective course from a list of two. The University of Houston requires 16 hours for a minor. Nine (9) of the 16 hours must be at the junior and/or senior level and 6 of those 9 hours must be completed in residence. All COMD minor courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Students will be dropped from courses not on the minor plan. Neither the department nor the instructor will be responsible for tuition refunds when ineligible students are dropped from a course. Click to download the undergraduate minor agreement form. See more information about the undergraduate minor program.

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American Sign Language Interpreting (ASLI)

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers courses in American Sign Language.  The courses in ASL can be used towards the foreign language requirement of the Bachelor of Arts degree. The Department offers ASL 1-4. These classes utilize a "Signing Naturally" approach. For more information on ASL courses offered by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Houston, please click here.

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Course Offerings

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Degree Plans

To file a degree plan:

  1. The student must complete 21 hours in the department with a grade of B- or better achieved in all course work. Only one course can be repeated to obtain this goal. COMD core courses may not be repeated.
  2. The student must have completed a total of 60 hours with an overall GPA of 2.5 or better.
  3. The following core courses must be successfully completed:
    • 6 credits core Communications
    • 6 credits core Math or Math Reasoning
    • 6 credits core Natural Science (3 credits of Biology included with a grade of C or better)
    • 6 credits core U.S. History
    • 6 credits core Political Science
    • 6 credits core Social Science

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Undergraduate Advisor Contact Information:

Undergraduate Advisor
Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders
100 Clinical Research Services Center
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-6018
Phone: 713-743-2764
E-mail: Marla Moreno-Jordan

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