Pre-Communication Disorders

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Eastern Washington University offers students the opportunity to earn substantial amounts of coursework toward the requirements of a number of specific professions. Although the following Pre-Professional programs have been offered for several years by EWU, this listing is not exclusive; students who are interested in a profession which is not represented (below) are encouraged to contact the Office of General Undergraduate Academic Advising for assistance in identifying departments or programs which can offer coursework and advice as regards alternative Pre-Professional studies.

Pre-Communication Disorders

Pre-Dentistry and Pre-Medicine

Pre-Engineering

Pre-Law

Pre-Pharmacy

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Jane Pimentel, Program Advisor
EWU Spokane, 125M Health Sciences Bldg.
509.828.1325

Program Description

Individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than communication disorders can apply for the graduate program in Communication Disorders at Eastern Washington University upon completion of a year of prerequisite courses. These prerequisite courses are intended to prepare the individual for the rigors of graduate study in the discipline. As the graduate program typically takes two years to complete, an individual having a baccalaureate degree in a different discipline can earn the master’s degree within three years.

The individual would take the courses listed below during the first year of study (it is strongly suggested that the candidate apply for fall admission into the post-baccalaureate program). As the individual is taking the prerequisite courses, he/she would apply for graduate study by February 1 of the current academic year (for graduate application requirements, please see the Communication Disorders section of this catalog). If accepted to the graduate program in Communication Disorders, the student would complete the remaining prerequisite requirements and then enroll in graduate study in the fall term immediately following completion of the prerequisite requirements.

It should be noted that the Communication Disorders program operates on a semester-based academic schedule whereas the rest of the university operates on a quarter-based schedule. If the student has deficiencies in his/her academic preparation that are not related specifically to the major, those deficiencies will have to be taken during the summer when there will be no conflict between the Communication Disorders semester-based schedule and the university’s quarter-based schedule.

Pre-Professional Program Requirements

Note: After each course below, credits are listed as both quarter (q) and semester (s). Courses are taught on a semester schedule but the academic transcript will show quarter credits.

Fall Semester
COMD 304PHONETICS4.5
COMD 321ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH PRODUCTION4.5
COMD 331LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT4.5
COMD 371HEARING AND HEARING DISORDERS4.5
COMD 422NEUROANATOMY4.5
COMD 473AURAL REHABILITATION4.5
Spring Semester
COMD 320SPEECH AND HEARING SCIENCES4.5
COMD 357LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT4.5
COMD 358SPEECH SOUND DISORDERS4.5
COMD 372AUDIOMETRY4.5
COMD 441ASSESSMENT OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE4.5
COMD 461CLINICAL METHODS3
Total Credits52.5