Communication Sciences and Disorders

There are more applicants a year to the Communication Sciences and Disorders major than the University of New Hampshire can accommodate. The size of the major is kept small so that it can meet accreditation requirements for student: faculty ratios in the classroom, labs and clinical observations, and provide enough access to courses for all majors.

Below is a list of FAQ’s for Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Why is Communication Sciences and Disorders a restricted major?

  • There are limited spaces in the clinical observation sections, and more applicants than we can accommodate.

When can I apply as an internal transfer to the Communication Sciences and Disorders major?

  • The application deadline is rolling

What requirements do I need to apply as an internal transfer?

  • In order to apply to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program students on average maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher. It is recommended that students complete Communication 520 before applying.

How many spaces typically are available each year?

  • 0-15—How many spaces are available is driven by the size of the first year class (is it larger or smaller than anticipated) and the amount of attrition in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program.

How many UNH students typically apply for these spaces?

  • Roughly 10-35 students a year apply an as internal transfers to become Communication Sciences and Disorders majors

When do students apply?

  • Students apply at various times throughout the year

When do most students start in the program?

  • Student begin in the Communication Sciences and Disorders major the semester following acceptance to the program