Our curriculum prepares students to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Explain acoustic, psychoacoustic, and neurological principles of speech, language, and hearing as they relate to the anatomy of the speech, language, and hearing systems.
  • Transcribe and analyze speech, language, and hearing across the lifespan to classify capabilities as typical or atypical.
  • Identify basic concepts related to evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders during clinical observations.
  • Communicate information regarding communication disorders in oral and written format while incorporating principles of evidence-based practice.

While there is no requirement for CSD students to complete a minor, WVU offers many complementary minors that students may pursue, allowing them to tailor their undergraduate experience to their unique interests.  

Program Requirements

Students completing the Bachelor of Science (BS) in communication sciences and disorders must complete the General Education Foundations (GEF), prerequisite, and major requirements as outlined in the West Virginia University Academic Catalog. Each student will have a personalized plan of study located in DegreeWorks, including any previously-completed college coursework that is approved as transfer credit.

To be eligible for graduation, students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all coursework applied to the degree, earn a grade of C- or better in all required graded courses, and complete a minimum of 120 hours.


All students completing the BS in communication sciences and disorders must complete a capstone experience before graduation. As part of the capstone, students will engage in a variety of written, oral, and analytical activities related to the field and will develop an oral/PowerPoint presentation which will be graded by faculty members.