Explore human communication through speech, language, hearing, and their related disorders with a BSEd in Communication Sciences and Disorders. This undergraduate program provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to pursue the advanced degrees required to work as a speech-language pathologist, audiologist, or other private practitioner.
Admittance to this high-demand major is limited. Apply by the January before your junior year.
Third Friday in January
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
All undergraduate students at UGA meet with an academic advisor each semester. This meeting is critical to a student's success as a chance to discuss courses and electives, certification criteria, and general graduation requirements.
Held primarily in the same building as the Department of Communication Sciences and Special Education and the UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic, our centralized classes provide plenty of opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to interact and work together.
You will take most of your classes with your fellow students as a cohort. By progressing through the program together, you will support and learn from each other and develop lasting relationships.
Extend your interest in speech and hearing by volunteering as a "reading buddy" to local schoolchildren, distributing earplugs and pamphlets at Athens' famous music festivals, or joining the campus chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.
See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.
The UGA Office of Undergraduate Admissions oversees the application process required for the university. Therefore, a student must be accepted to UGA before entering a College of Education program.
Eligibility requirements for the BSEd in Communication Sciences and Disorders are outlined in the UGA Bulletin. Students who do not meet these minimum requirements may apply and may be considered on a case-by-case basis, at the faculty's discretion, after all students who meet the criteria have been considered, providing space is available.
Application Deadline Third Friday in January to be considered for the fall cohort (starting in August). The Program Application will open on January 1.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Admissions committee will evaluate all applications with respect to:
In the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program Application, students should submit the following: