Communication Sciences and Disorders - Major Transfer Map

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COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS The undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS) program provides a pre-professional background for students interested in pursuing a career in speechlanguage pathology or audiology. Students develop background knowledge in phonetics, speech and language development, anatomy and physiology, speech science and the neurogenic basis of communication. Students are introduced to a variety of communication disorders and participate in 25 hours of applied clinical observation at OSU-Tulsa’s on-campus Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The undergraduate degree is a pre-professional degree. Most speech-language pathology and audiology positions require the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) which includes successful completion of a master’s degree, a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) and passing a national examination.


TRANSFER MAP COURSES INCLUDE • Audiology Diagnosis • Speech and Language Development • Phonetics • Communication Disorders in Children • Audiology Treatment • Speech Science • Neural Bases of Speech and Language

Evening, hybrid and online courses make it easy for students to pursue a degree while working.



• 48 hours must be upper-division. • A 2.0 overall and 2.75 major GPA with a minimum grade of “C” in all CDIS courses. • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU. Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; eight transfer correspondence hours.

Use this chart below to see how long it will take you to complete your bachelor’s degree at OSU-Tulsa if you transfer with 60 credit hours from your two-year institution. If you transfer with fewer than 60 credit hours, the number of semesters will increase accordingly.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? OSU is one of the best values in the Big 12 and has lower tuition and fees than many Tulsa-area schools and online-only institutions. Students taking 15 credit hours (full time) will pay approximately $5,237.25 per semester in tuition and fees and an estimated $630 for books and supplies. (Estimates based on 2017-2018 tuition and fee charges. Books and supplies will vary based on classes taken each semester.) OSU-Tulsa offers financial aid, scholarships and tuition waivers, with several dedicated specifically to transfer students. Possible options for Communication Sciences and Disorders majors include: • OSU-Tulsa Transfer Tuition Waiver Scholarship or • Regents Distinguished Transfer-Waiver Scholarship Contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 918-594-8273 or to learn more.











You can increase the credit hours you take each semester by taking classes online or in a hybrid format, where classes meet one or two times in person and the rest of the time online.


Your Map to Success

Steps to take on your way to earning your OSU degree in Tulsa: FRESHMAN YEAR @ TWO-YEAR SCHOOL Meet with your academic advisor. Meet with an OSU-Tulsa academic counselor. OSU-Tulsa has representatives on TCC campuses regularly and academic counselors can meet by appointment. Follow OSU-Tulsa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up on events and activities. Facebook “f ” Logo

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SOPHOMORE YEAR @ TWO-YEAR SCHOOL Complete admissions application to OSU. Meet with your academic advisor. Meet with an OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to discuss how the credits you’re taking will transfer. Connect with faculty at OSU-Tulsa to learn more about the program and introduce yourself. Your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor can help with this. Submit your FAFSA with school code 003170 along with your OSU application to be considered for scholarships and financial aid. Attend Transfer Day in the spring or fall to finalize your transfer to OSU-Tulsa.



Meet with your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to choose your classes.

Meet with your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to make sure you’re on track to graduate.

Network with your peers and build experience for your resume by joining a student organization.

Complete graduation application prior to the beginning of your final semester.

Consider adding a minor to gain additional skills or pursue your unique interests.

Volunteer or complete an internship to gain valuable experience in your field.

Polish your research skills by attending workshops at the OSU-Tulsa Library.

Consider participating in research with faculty.

Research graduate degree and certificate options. Connect with OSU-Tulsa Career Services to explore internship opportunities and discuss your career goals.

Transfer admission requirements: 2.00 GPA for 60+ hours; 2.25 GPA for 24-59 hours; 2.25 GPA plus high school admissions requirements for 7-23 hours.



• Speech-Language Pathologist • Audiologist • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant • Hearing Aid Specialist

• Audiology offices • Speech-language-hearing clinics • Hospitals • Therapy and rehabilitation centers

Attend Career Services workshops for job searching, resumes and interviews, then attend the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair. Apply to jobs or graduate programs. Walk in OSU-Tulsa’s Graduation Ceremony.

• PreK-12 schools • Colleges and universities • Nursing and residential care facilities

Some of these careers may require extra training or education.

SALARY POTENTIAL In 2015, OSU Communication Sciences and Disorders graduates reported an average salary of $27,726 and a high salary of $55,000 per year. -

GRADUATE STUDY Many Communication Sciences and Disorders majors continue their education by pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree or graduate certificate. Related graduate programs include: • Communication Sciences and Disorders, master’s * • Human Development and Family Science, master’s

• Master’s of Business Administration • Educational Leadership, master’s

* Available at OSU Stillwater


OSU-TULSA PROSPECTIVE STUDENT SERVICES 918-594-8355 | | Interested in pursuing this program at OSU in Stillwater? We can put you in touch with a transfer admissions counselor.

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