BA in Communication Disorders & Sciences

The undergraduate program in communication disorders and sciences provides students with the fundamental knowledge related to typical and atypical communication processes across the lifespan.

  • Students who complete a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders & Sciences are not guaranteed admission to the graduate program. 
  • The BA program in CODS is completely separate from the graduate program. 
  • Students are welcome to apply for admission to the graduate program in their senior year.  
  • Application/Admissions information can be found: https://www.wpunj.edu/admissions/undergraduate/ .   

 The stand-alone BA program is available to all students.  However, space is limited.  Please see below for admissions standards and procedures.

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Admission

Freshmen

Freshmen applicants with a minimum combined (Verbal and Quantitative) SAT score of 1000 may declare Communication Disorders and Sciences as their major. Please see below link for additional information for freshmen students.

https://www.wpunj.edu/admissions/undergraduate/freshman.html 

Transfer Students

Students applying as transfers should have a cumulative GPA from their previous institution of at least 3.25 to declare the Communication Disorders & Sciences as their major.  Please see below link for additional requirements for transfer students. 

https://www.wpunj.edu/admissions/undergraduate/transfer-students/requirementsTrans.html 

Change of Major to CODS

  • Current students who would like to change their major to CODS from Undeclared or from a different major should have a cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Complete the Change of Major application (on-line  http://www.wpunj.edu/advisement-center/change-major-minor.html ) by October 1st for the fall semester and February 15th for the spring semester. 
  • There is limited capacity, so completing a change of major application does not guarantee that you will be admitted and become a CODS major.  Students will be notified of the status of their change of major within four weeks of deadlines.

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: https://academiccatalog.wpunj.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=3&poid=466&returnto=130

Advisement

Freshmen and students who have less than 30 credits

  • Stephanie Kuran (973-720-3913 / Kurans@wpunj.edu  ) at the Advisement Center provides advisement to freshmen who declare Communication Disorders and Sciences as their major.
  • Amanda Vasquez (973-720-2929 / Vasqueza@wpunj.edu ) provides Advisement to transfer students with less than 30 credits who would like to major in Communication Disorders and Sciences.

Students in the Honors College

Students in the Honors College are advised by the Honors College in their freshman year.

Departmental Advisement (students with more than 30 credits)

Students who have earned more than 30 credits are assigned a faculty advisor from the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. The advisor serves as faculty representative to the student, primarily to assist in academic planning. Students must meet with their advisors at least once during each academic semester. During these meetings, the advisor and student will create a plan of study that will meet both the University's Core Curriculum requirements and the department's specific requirements. Advisors will also talk with their student advisees about their general progress in keeping their Grade Point Averages (GPAs) in line with expectations for the university and graduate school admission.