Communication Sciences & Disorders

Undergraduate Admission Requirements


The following requirements must be met before beginning the professional course (junior and senior level courses) of study:

  1. A cumulative UWM GPA of 2.500.
  2. A GPA of 2.75 or better in Communication Sciences and Disorders courses 220, 230, and 240, earned the first time.
  3. Completion of 58 credits.
  4. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirement for English composition and mathematics.
  5. Completion of an application form. Applications are available in the Student Affairs Office, Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6451.
  6. Endorsement by the Program Director of the student’s written application. Students will receive written notice of admission decision. A meeting with your assigned advisor to discuss the program of study is required immediately following admission to the major.
  7. Completion of a background check.

Appeal Procedures

Students who are refused admission to the major may appeal the decision by writing to the department chairperson, enumerating the reasons they believe their case is exceptional and merits additional consideration. If possible, the appeal should be accompanied by written support from one or more of the faculty. A committee composed of the entire faculty of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will consider individual student appeals for admission to the major. Students are notified in writing of the faculty's decision concerning the appeal.

You may be required to undergo a background check. Academic Advising. Advising for all undergraduate students is provided by the Office of Student Affairs, Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6451, and students are strongly encouraged to confer with that advisor at least once each semester. Students are also encouraged to meet with a Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty member to discuss the requirements and challenges of a career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Seniors should meet with their advisor to review their final year of study and discuss opportunities for graduate study.