Declaring the Major

Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing

Before declaring the Communication Disorders major, all students should explore the professions on the student information section of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association website.

Incoming Students

Admissions to the undergraduate degree program are administered through the University Undergraduate Admissions Office. Students may enter the department as freshmen or as transfer students. Please refer to their website for requirements and application deadlines.

* In accordance with UMass' COVID-19 reopening response plan, our advising team is broadcasting informational content using our Instagram channel. Interested students can follow @umass_comm-dis on Instagram to check out our stories for more information about the major.

High School Students

High school students applying to the University of Massachusetts Amherst who want to declare Communication Disorders should list their intended major on their Common Application to the University. Please review the  Freshman Admissions Requirements  to assist in the application process.  There are no additional requirements for entry into the Communication Disorders major.

Students Transferring from Another University

Students applying to the University of Massachusetts Amherst who want to be considered for Communication Disorders should list their intended major on their Common Application to the University. Please refer to these  Admissions Requirements to assist in the application process. The major can be completed in two years without prerequisite coursework, however, transfer students can get ahead by taking Statistics and Child Development before entering UMass.

Current UMass students

Students Transferring from Another Major or from Exploratory Track

Students transferring from another major or Exploratory Track should plan to attend a major information session run by our peer advisors. In accordance with UMass' COVID-19 response and reopening plan, Introduction to the Major sessions will be held via zoom. Please email commdispeers@umass.edu for more information.

 

After attending the session, students will be contacted by our undergraduate advising team to answer additional questions and/or help them declare the major.