BS in Communication Sciences

Get started on your career with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences from TWU.

Program Features

A TWU student and a young boy wearing a hearing aid talk in sign language.
  • Degree completion in little as four years, or 120 credit hours*
  • High quality, affordable education and career preparation for less than $5,000 per semester**
  • Classes take place on TWU’s Denton campus
  • Study typical communication development, communication disorders and intervention/teaching strategies to help children and adults become successful communicators
  • Small classes with accessible, knowledgeable and supportive faculty
  • Specialized coursework highlights experiential learning with practicum opportunities available for selected students

*Individual requirements may vary.
**For Texas residents, calculated for students accepted in Fall 2019.

Why study communication sciences at TWU?

Experiential learning in TWU’s Clinic

Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic

Each year selected students train with alongside experienced TWU faculty in our on-site Speech, Language & Hearing Clinic which provides services to those in the community with speech, language, cognitive-communication, feeding or hearing difficulties. You will provide clinical services to clients with supervision from faculty members who are ASHA-certified and Texas-licensed speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Supportive student organization

Student Organization of Communication Sciences (SOCS) 

The Student Organization of Communication Sciences (SOCS) works to bring you opportunities in leadership, community service, addressing professional issues and participating in social activities with peers and faculty to learn more about communication development and disorders.

SOCS is a member organization of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Learn more about COMS student organizations.

Scholarship opportunities

Several scholarships are available to communication sciences students. Visit the COMS scholarship opportunities site for information on specific scholarships and how to apply.

Option to Minor in Communication Sciences

The field of communication sciences intersects with other areas of study such as teacher education, special education, early childhood education, health studies and psychology. If you're interested in speech and language development, communication disorders or American Sign Language and deaf culture, you may be interested in a minor in communication sciences.

Please see Minor in Communication Sciences in the undergraduate catalog or contact program advisor David Infante for more information and how to apply.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), you have multiple career opportunities with this degree including:

  • Speech-language pathology assistant
  • Audiology assistant and/or hearing aid dispenser
  • Early intervention specialist
  • Teaching assistant or communication facilitator

You also have the option of continuing your education with a master’s in speech-language pathology or master's in education of the deaf at TWU.

A master’s degree is required to practice as a speech-language pathologist. SLPs earn a median salary of $76,610 with a much faster than average growth rate, according to the BLS. Deaf educators fall within the special education field. According to the BLS, the median salary for special education teachers is $58,980.

A doctorate is required to practice as an audiologist. Audiologists earn a median salary of $75,920 with a much faster than average growth rate, according to the BLS.

Note: Education of the Deaf

The department no longer offers an undergraduate major for students interested in the education of the deaf and hard of hearing.

If you want to be a teacher of the deaf, earn your bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in education of the deaf, then complete your education with our master’s degree in education of the deaf.

Program Requirements

As a full-time student, you can complete the 120 required semester credit hours in just four years with:

  • 42 hours of Texas core curriculum, which can be transferred from previous programs or community colleges
  • 48 hours required for the communication sciences major
  • 30 hours of other required courses and electives

A full list of courses and requirements are available in the course catalog.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution. 

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
oap@twu.edu
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Admission to the B.S. in Communication Sciences

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements. In addition, for admission to the B.S. in Communication Sciences program, students must apply to the program using the Department Application for the B.S. in Communication Sciences.

To be admitted into the communication sciences bachelor's program, students must:

  • Submit the application to the department before the end of sophomore year
  • Have completed 30 semester hours, including prerequisites in biology, physics or chemistry, and statistics
  • Have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, either cumulative or over last 30 semester hours of coursework

Students are admitted to the communication sciences program during fall semesters only.

For questions contact

David Infante
Advisor, Undergraduate Program
MCL 823
dinfante@twu.edu
940-898-2021

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Page last updated 2:51 PM, July 8, 2019