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Undergraduate Program in
communication sciences and disorders

Pre-CSD Program Requirements

To qualify for Pre-CSD admission, incoming freshmen must present an overall high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 or either an SAT score greater than 1050 or an ACT greater than 23. Students who transfer into Pre-CSD during their freshman or sophomore year from either another major at WVU or from another university must present a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) for undergraduate courses taken prior to the time of transfer.

Admitted students are considered Pre-CSD until they have met the requirements specified below and have applied for (and have been accepted into) the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree program (the CSD Major). 

Pre-CSD students may apply to the BS-CSD program in the fall or spring. Those admitted to the BS-CSD program in the fall may begin taking 300 and 400 level CSD courses during the spring semester. Students admitted to the BS-CSD program in the spring may begin taking 300 and 400 level CSD courses during the fall semester. Pre-CSD students seeking admission into the CSD Major must complete the online application by October 1 or March 1

The following are the minimum requirements for all Pre-CSD students applying to be an CSD Major:

  1. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0;
  2. Completion of at least 58 academic hours, including a letter grade of 'C' or better in each of the following courses: 
  • GEF Requirements (15 hours completed)
    • GEF 1: English 101
    • GEF 1: English 102 (or equivalent English 103)
    • GEF 8 Focus: Linguistics 101
    • GEF 8 Focus: CSAD 270
  • Required Supporting Courses (9 hours completed)
  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the following CSAD courses (please note that elective CSD courses will not calculate into your pre-CSD GPA): 
    • CSAD 200: Introduction to Communication Disorders
    • CSAD 222: Phonetics and Phonology
    • CSAD 234: Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
    • CSAD 236: Language Science
    • CSAD 270: Effective Public Speaking