The undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is part of the Department of Clinical Therapeutic Programs within the College of Education and Applied Human Sciences.
This B.S. degree will prepare you for an entry level position as a speech-language pathology assistant or entry into a graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology.
Any student who is admitted to EKU may declare this major. The student will be assigned to a program advisor and will be classified as a “Pre-CD” major. However, having a Pre-CD status does not guarantee admission into the CD undergraduate program. Pre-CD majors will be restricted to enrollment in the following major CSD courses: CSD 275, 311, and 360 until admission is granted and the major is changed to CD.
Admission into the CD Undergraduate Program
Any student who is admitted to EKU may declare this major. The student will be assigned to a program advisor and will be classified as a “Pre-CD” major. However, having Pre-CD status does not guarantee admission into the CD undergraduate program. Pre-CD majors will be restricted to enrollment in the following major CSD courses: CSD 275, 311, and 360.
An application for program admission must be submitted by February 14th. Please see link to the application below. To be eligible to apply for admission in the CD Program, the following minimum criteria must be met:
- 40 completed college semester credit hours | Examples of hours “not completed” may be those from which the student withdrew (“W”), received an incomplete (“I” or “IP”), or did not pass (“F” or “U”). Hours must be based on 100-level courses or higher. Developmental or remedial courses such as those numbered 090, 093, and 095 (or equivalent transfer courses) cannot be counted in the 40 hours nor in the GPA.
- GPA of 3.0 overall (on a 4.0 scale) for the 40 semester credit hours completed
- Minimum ACT composite score of 21 (or SAT equivalent)
Once admitted to the CD program, the student must earn a grade of “C” or higher in CSD 275: Introduction to Communication Disorders or an equivalent transfer course before registering for any CSD courses in the major requirements.
Information regarding admission to Eastern Kentucky University, tuition, financial aid, and housing may be obtained through the Division of Admissions.
The GPA x ACT determines a rank order for those applying. The CD program will admit 30 new undergraduate students each year to enter the Junior-level CSD course sequence. Admission will apply to all students equally, whether they are enrolled at EKU or transfer to EKU. Transfer students do not have to be enrolled in university courses at the time of submitting an application. It should be noted that admission of transfer students, who have been enrolled in a speech-language pathology program elsewhere, will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the program level (Junior or Senior) they should enter at EKU and the ability of the CD Program to accommodate their admission at that time.
Applicants will be notified within approximately four weeks from the admission date. A notice of admission status will be sent to all applicants via email.
The application for admission into the undergraduate program in Communication Disorders is available online:
If are not currently an EKU student, you will first need to apply for admission to EKU at this website: https://application.eku.edu/portal/apply_eku
There is NO fee for applying to EKU.
The deadline to apply for the Fall 2024 cohort is February 14, 2024.
Please contact Dr. Jade Robinson, CD Program Coordinator, with any questions.