Honors Programs

Earning Departmental Honors

A student must meet the following requirements for enrollment in the CSD Honors Program:

  • Be a Communication Sciences and Disorders major

  • Have completed 90 semester hours of course work towards the Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Have a University G.P.A. of at least a 3.00 and at least a 3.50 average in all CSD courses

  • Obtain approval from a faculty member who will be responsible for supervising the project

  • Obtain approval from Department Chair of a proposal for Honors course work

Graduating with Special Honors

In order to graduate with Special Honors (distinct from University Honors) a student must: 

  • Complete 6 credit hours of Honors course work with a grade of at least B by completion of

    • CSD 359H – Honors Tutorial Course: Reading, and

    • CSD 379H – Honors Tutorial Course: Special Project, the Honors Tutorial Course

  • Have a University G.P.A. of at least a 3.00 and at least a 3.50 average in all CSD courses 

  • Complete at least 60 semester hours of their course work in residence at UT Austin. 

Please contact your advisor to apply.

Undergraduate Honors Practicum

Students who need to earn 25 observation hours may participate in the appropriate practicum. Participation in the Undergraduate Practicum Program does not imply admission into graduate school at the University of Texas.

Experience in Audiology

The Audiology practicum involves participation in hearing evaluations, including otoscopy and pure tone testing. Practicum students also learn how to take clinical interviews, analyze test results, write clinical reports, and function as a member of the Audiology Team.

Students with the following credentials may apply for the Undergraduate Honors Practicum.

  • Senior or Second semester Junior or degree holding, non-degree seeking

  • Upper division GPA of 3.2 or higher

  • Completed CSD 341 with a grade of “A” or higher

  • Completed CSD 378 with a grade of A or registration for CSD 378

A completed application will include:

  • The Application Form

  • Semester Schedule (semester for which you are applying for practicum)

  • Statement/Letter of interest

  • Unofficial transcript.

Applications should be returned to the Undergraduate Advisor by the posted deadline. Interviews may be conducted.

If chosen to participate in practicum, the student will register for a three-hour undergraduate course, CSD 367M. The student will participate in all aspects of the practicum including, but not limited to, attendance at clinical meetings, observation of diagnostics/treatment, participation in diagnostics/treatment, etc. If the student attends the University of Texas for graduate school, having participated will in no way exempt her/him from participating in practicum at the graduate level.

Speech Language Pathology

Students with the following credentials may apply for the Undergraduate Practicum.

  • Senior, second semester Junior, or degree-holding, non-degree seeking

  • Upper-division course work GPA of 3.2 or higher

  • Completed CSD 371 (to be on the Adult team) or CSD 367K (to be on the Child Team, Infant-Toddler Team or at Capitol School of Austin) with a grade of “A”

  • Completed at least 15 hours of observation (will need to complete 25 hours prior to treating clients)

A completed application will include:

  • The Application Form

  • Resume

  • Semester Schedule (semester for which you are applying for practicum)

  • Statement/Letter of interest

  • Unofficial transcript.

Interviews may be conducted. If chosen to participate in practicum, the student will register for CSD 167M. You should expect to spend 9-12 hours/week in this experience. The student will participate in all aspects of the team including, but not limited to, attendance at team meetings, observation of treatment/diagnostics, participation in treatment/diagnostics, etc.

If the student attends the University of Texas for graduate school, having participated will in no way exempt her/him from participating on the same team at the graduate level.