Students who major in Communication Disorders are candidates for a Bachelor of Arts degree and must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Included in this total is a minimum of 45 credit hours to satisfy the requirements for the Liberal Arts Core, a minimum of 48 credit hours to satisfy course requirements for the major, with the remaining credit hours consisting of elective courses. In addition, an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 must be maintained throughout the undergraduate program. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below a 3.00, she/he must obtain approval to continue from the department head. Students must also receive a grade of "B-" or better in required courses in the major. Students must repeat any major course (other than the course in statistics) for which they receive lower than a "B-."
Liberal Arts Core: All students in undergraduate degree programs at the University of Northern Iowa must complete the prescribed Liberal Arts Core requirements. The Liberal Arts Core program is designed to provide a broad background in six core areas: (1) Core Competencies; (2) Civilizations and Cultures; (3) Fine Arts, Literature, Philosophy & Religion; (4) Natural Science & Technology; (5) Social Science; and (6) Captone Experience. Students who have completed the Associate of Arts degree from an Iowa community college meet the Liberal Arts Core requirements when they are accepted into the University of Northern Iowa, with a few exceptions.