Education - Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Department of

BA - Communicative Disorders and Sciences

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Transfer Degrees (ADT) pathway roadmaps can be found here.

Communicative Disorders and Science courses are only offered once per year. That means that students begin CDS courses in Fall semesters only, as Spring semester courses cannot be taken without having completed the Fall semester prerequisites.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements38
Core Lower Division General Education18
Of the 39 units required by the university, 21 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education9
Of the 9 units required by the university, 0 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IID3+US1233
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015. Essentials of U.S. History D2+US13
POLS 015. Essentials of U.S. & California Government D3+US233
Chicana and Chicano Studies6
CCS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
CCS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD3+US1233
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for Major15-18
STAT 095. Elementary StatisticsB43
Complete one course from:
BIOL 030. Principles of Biology IB2B34
BIOL 010. The Living WorldB23
BIOL 021. Human BiologyB2+B33
Complete one course from:
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
CHEM 030A. Introductory ChemistryB1+B33
PHYS 001. Elementary PhysicsB13
must also take PHYS 001L
Complete one course from:
ANTH 011. Cultural AnthropologyD13
GERO 107. Aging and SocietyS3
PSYC 001. Introduction to PsychologyD13
PSYC 082. Foundations of Developmental Psychology3
SOCI 057. Community Involvement and Personal GrowthE3
SOCI 101. Social Theory3
SOCI 080. Social ProblemsD33
Complete one course from (with advisor approval):
CHAD 060. Child DevelopmentE3
HS 015. Human Life SpanD13
PSYC 102. Psychology of Childhood3
Requirements of the Major42
Core Courses36
EDSP 102. Language Development in Children3
EDSP 110. Resources for Human Communication Disorders3
EDSP 111. Introduction to Phonetics3
EDSP 112. Principles of Assessment and Treatment in Communicative Disorders3
EDSP 113. Speech Science3
EDSP 120. Communicative Disorders in Children3
EDSP 161. Normal Processes of Speech, Language and Hearing3
EDSP 162. Communicative Disorders in Adults3
EDSP 176. Guided Professional Clinical Observations3
EDAU 115. Introductory Hearing Science3
EDAU 170. Audiology I3
EDAU 172. Introduction to Principles of Aural Rehabilitation3
Placement in clinical practica is contingent upon class availability, major GPA verification of 3.0+ and an overall GPA of 2.7+. Students who do not receive a clinic placement will need to see their advisor to submit a course substitution form.
EDSP 177. Practicum in Speech Pathology1-3
EDAU 177. Practicum in Audiology1-3
University Electives22-25
Selected in conference with advisor (may include a minor).

Total Units:120