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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Undergraduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Admission to the Major

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Students who wish to become Communication Sciences and Disorders majors (Code 100-Speech Pathology) must formally apply to be admitted to the major. To apply, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (B) and 24 completed credits from a regionally accredited college or university. Transfer students must be both admitted by Queens College and the major before registration into any major courses. Transfer students may apply the semester prior to matriculation.  Applications for the major may be downloaded from this website, or obtained in the LCD Department office in Kissena 349 or the Speech-Language-Hearing Center in the Gertz Building.

Students are admitted into the major several times a year. See the application deadlines and cycles for the current academic year below. Applicants who qualify for admission go though a competitive review.  The number of students admitted in any given cycle is dependent on the available space in the major. Consequently, all qualified students may not be admitted to the major in a given semester.   


Application Deadlines for taking Spring and Fall 2014 Courses

Spring 2014 Classes:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Monday, January 6, 2014

Fall 2014 Classes:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014

Late applications may be accepted between 6/9/14 and 8/8/14 depending on seat availability. 


Retention Requirements in the Major

There are minimum grade requirements in the 100- and 200-level courses offered in Communication Sciences and Disorders within the LCD Department. Students must get an average (GPA) of 2.6 or better across three introductory courses (LCD 105, 106, 110). Only one of these courses may be retaken one time to achieve this 2.6 average. Students must earn a B- or better in each of three 200-level courses (LCD 207, 208, 216). Only one of these 200-level courses can be retaken one time. Students coming into Queens College with transfer credits for these courses must submit an official transcript showing the grade for that course. Transfer grades must meet the grade requirements for the CSD major, or the course must be retaken. In the case of retakes, the transfer credit will be forfeited for that course.


Professional Preparation in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

The professional preparation for careers in speech language pathology and audiologist is accomplished exclusively at the graduate level. Students interested in pursuing careers in speech-language pathology or audiology should contact the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and speak with their advisors.


Registering for Courses

a. Majors register into courses during regular registration periods in CUNYfirst. Majors should check with the LCD office or the Speech-Language-Hearing Center three weeks prior to the scheduled registration period. There may be a special pre-registration process for some students in any given semester.

b. Some courses may be offered in Summer Session I, which begins in the first week in June. Because of the short span of time from the end of the spring semester to the beginning of June, grades from your spring semester courses may not be available for proof of prerequisites. If you are confident that you will fulfill the prerequisites, then register for Summer Session I. If you are not sure, then you are running a risk in enrolling for Summer Session I. 



 Office Information

Eileen Sprague
Administrative Assistant
Office: Gertz Building
Phone: 718-997-2930/2946

Arlene Kraat

Program Director

Office: Gertz Building
Phone: 718-997-2930/2946
Fax: 718-997-2935

Patricia McCaul
Associate Program Director, Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Office: Gertz Building
Phone: 718-997-2936


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