The pre-professional undergraduate program in communication sciences and disorders emphasizes
education in liberal studies; anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing
mechanisms; development of speech and language skills; awareness of cultural diversity
and its relationship to communication; phonetics; and a broad introduction to communication
sciences and disorders.
Minors in Communication Sciences and DisordersTwo different minors are offered by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: Communication Sciences and Communication Disorders. The minor in Communication Sciences provides students the foundational coursework necessary to apply for graduate school in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology. This minor is especially appropriate for students majoring in Psychology, Linguistics, Biology, or other areas which may lead to working with individuals with disabilities.
Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders
Students are first admitted to the Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders (Pre-CSD) program of study and matriculate as such during their freshman and sophomore years. After completing the necessary Pre-CSD requirements, students may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Following admission to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree program, students must continue to meet the G.P.A. standards set by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in order to continue as a CSD major and to graduate from the program. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for professional graduate study in either audiology or speech-language pathology.
If you have questions about the Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate programs, please contact:
Financial Aid and Scholarships
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, and cost of tuition please visit the CEHS Pay for College web page. The WVU Aspire Office in Honors Hall can also provide valuable information about (and assistance in applying for) many nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships.