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Undergraduate Program in
communication sciences and disorders

Students in the pre-CSD program will have varying course needs dependent upon the courses taken during high school or prior to enrolling at WVU. Therefore, the following plans are recommendations of courses to consider with each student's curriculum plan being different.

Please note the following courses are offered during both the fall and spring semesters each year.

Plan of Study for Students Beginning the Pre-CSD Major as Freshmen

FIRST YEAR: FALL
FIRST YEAR: SPRING
Course Hours Course Hours
CSAD 199 1 Math 124 or higher 3
English 101 (GEF 1) 3 *CSAD 270 (GEF 8) 3
PSYCH 101 (GEF 4) 3 LING 101 (GEF 8) 3
BIOL 101/BIOL 103
or 102/104 or higher (GEF 2)
4 CS 101 (GEF 8) 4
Math 124 or higher 3-2 GEF 5 or Normal Human Dev 1 or 2 3
Elective 1-2

Total 15 Total  16
* Can be taken at any time during freshman or sophomore years


SECOND YEAR: FALL
SECOND YEAR: SPRING
Course Hours Course Hours
**CSAD 200 3 GEF 5 or Normal Human Dev 1 or 2 3
English 102 (GEF 1) 3 CSAD 234  4
CSAD 236 3 STAT 211 or ECON 225 (GEF 3) 3
CHEM 111 4 GEF 7 3
CSAD 222 3 Abnormal Human Dev  3
Total 16 Total  16
** This course could be taken Fall 2017 if student would like to do so and other courses are full. 

Physics, Physical Science or Chemistry Options
  • Chemistry 111, 112, 115, 116, 117, 118 (NOT CHEM 110)
  • Physical Science 102
  • Physics 101, 102, 105, 107, 108, 111, 112

Plan of Study for Students Beginning the Pre-CSD Major as Sophomores

SECOND YEAR: FALL
SECOND YEAR: SPRING
Course Hours Course Hours
**CSAD 200 3 CSAD 222 3
English 102 (GEF 1) 3 CSAD 234 4
CSAD 270, GEF 5, or
Normal Human Dev 1 or 2
3 CSAD 236 3
CHEM 111 or CS 101 (GEF 8) 4 Abnormal Human Dev 3
STAT 211 or ECON 225 (GEF 3) 3 GEF 7 3
Total 16 Total  16
** If this course has not been taken yet, it will need to be taken during the fall semester.