LSH Requirements

Communication Sciences & Disorders is not a limited access program therefore there is no separate application necessary for acceptance.

This program is only offered as a full-time program at this time.

Required prerequisite courses for the LSH concentration with C- or better:

_____STA XXXX – 3 credit hours (STA 2122 or 2023 recommended)
_____BSC XXXX/BSC XXXXC Biology with Lab – 3-4 credit hours (BSC 2085/2085L preferred)
_____PHY XXXXC or CHM XXXXC – 3 credit hours (PHY 2020 preferred)
FYC XXXX, FAD XXXX – 3 credit hours (PSY 2012, DEP 2004, SYG 2000 recommended)s

Courses in the LSH concentration are sequenced with specific prerequisites for advanced course placement. The Department's undergraduate advisor will assist you in selection of appropriate courses for each semester.

For students entering the University Summer 2023 forward 

  • Fall Start (upon completion of state mandated prerequisite courses)
  • Spring Start (upon completion of state mandated prerequisite courses)


Effective July 1989, the academic requirements for employment in the public school system for Speech-Language Pathologists is a Master's degree.

Students in the LSH concentration are encouraged to join the USF chapter of the National Student Speech- Language-Hearing Association. This group is affiliated with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and has many membership benefits.

Minimum Grade for Majors

A student must receive a "C-" grade or better in all courses within the major (some prerequisites may require higher minimum grades).

Any student who receives a grade of “D+” or lower in two or more USF Communication Sciences and Disorders courses will be required to either change majors within the CSD degree or pursue major reselection. If a
student changes major within the CSD degree, pursuant to receiving two or more “D+” or lower grades, and earns and additional “D+” or lower grade in any major course, the student will be required to pursue major reselection. In other words, any student with three “D+” or lower grades in USF Communication Sciences and Disorders courses will be required to pursue major reselection. Note: Students may use grade forgiveness to improve GPA, but all “D+” or lower grades will count towards the maximum allowed total “D+” or lower grades in the major whether grade forgiven or not.

For redirection into a new major, please see the advisor listed in the Office of Academic Advocacy.