Declaring a CSD Major

A major in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) offers undergraduate coursework related to speech, language, and hearing sciences. In addition, a major in CSD prepares students who want to pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology. 

Students wishing to declare a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders must have:

  • Completed at least 75 credits (in progress courses do not count towards the 75 credits);
  • Successfully completed or be currently enrolled in CSD 251; and
  • Achieved a Western GPA (based on at least 12 credits) of 2.70 or higher.  
    • A grade of at least B- (2.70) in each of the core courses (CSD 251, 352, and 356) may substitute for the overall 2.70 GPA.  

A minor of 24 credits or more is required in addition to completing all CSD major coursework (students may substitute a second major in place of the required minor). A self-designed minor is acceptable, with prior approval of the advisor.

Students who have met this criteria can complete the Major Declaration Form and send it to Karen.Smith@wwu.edu (the form defaults to the Registrar's office email).