Academics

Departmental Honors

The Department of Communicative Disorders promotes and recognizes academic excellence in the areas of speech, language and hearing.

Honors projects may take different forms:

  • A case study in which you develop tasks which are motivated by theoretical or descriptive considerations and then work with a client(s) and document
  • A written senior thesis
  • An experimental or descriptive research project using quantitative or qualitative methods
  • A theoretical position used to develop a clinical assessment or intervention program
  • Another project deemed appropriate for honors, as determined by the your faculty advisor with concurrence of departmental faculty

All honors projects in the department require that you make a public presentation and you must pass an oral defense of your honors work. Honors will be awarded provided you successfully complete the honors program as described on the application, including maintaining a minimum GPA in communicative disorders courses of 3.45.

How to apply

If you are a junior with a minimum GPA of 3.45 in communicative disorders courses, you can apply for your senior honors project during the course of your fall semester:

  • Pick up an application in the Communicative Disorders department
  • Include a one-page proposal of the project with the application
  • Submit your proposal and application to the department chair for approval
  • Maintain that minimum GPA through the duration of the program

If you are interested in applying, consult with your academic advisor and see theĀ Honors project timeline and instructions for more details.


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