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Communication Disorders

Declaring a Major in Communication Disorders

» Undergraduate Major Programs in Communication Disorders

The Department of Communication Disorders has an academic 52-credit major program code 588.

The minimum GPA for declaration of the 588 major is 3.00. This GPA is the cumulative grade point average that has been achieved in all college-level coursework completed to date, at SUNY New Paltz and/or elsewhere. If you meet this GPA requirement and would like to declare the major, please make an appointment with a department advisor (x3600).

Students who have less than 30 credits cannot declare a major in this department. However, students who are undeclared may have an advisor in the department. Interested students may request an advisor from Records and Registration. In order to declare the 588 major, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better by the time they have completed 15 credits of core coursework in the major.

Students who have completed or are in the process of completing a major in another department may request permission to take prerequisite coursework for graduate study in communication disorders. The prerequisite coursework represents one year of full-time study. "Prereq" students are accommodated on a first-come, first served basis. If you do not already have a Bachelors Degree, you must provide a signed note from your advisor granting permission to take prerequisite coursework in communication disorders while completing the major program in the other department. Depending upon the nature of this major, and the courses completed prior to that time, a student may require more than 120 credits and/or more than four years to complete the bachelors degree. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for prerequisite coursework, please contact Dr. Stella Turk at x3603 or turks@newpaltz.edu.