BS in Communication Sciences
Get started on your career with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences from TWU.
- 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 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.
Several scholarships are available to communication sciences students. Visit the COMS scholarship opportunities site for information on specific scholarships and how to apply.
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
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 education with an emphasis in education of the deaf, then complete your education with our master’s degree in education of the deaf.
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.
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:
- How to apply
- Freshman Student Admissions
- Transfer Student Admissions
- International Student Admissions
- Other Types of Undergraduate Admissions
Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.
Admission to the B.S. in Communication Sciences
All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.
In addition, 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 credit hours, including prerequisites in biology, physics or chemistry, and statistics
- Have a GPA of 3.25 or higher, either cumulative or over the last 30 semester credit hours of coursework
Students are admitted to the communication sciences program during the fall semesters only.
For questions contact
Advisor, Undergraduate Programs
Page last updated 12:43 PM, June 7, 2021