For more information on the admission process, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Applications may be submitted via the Common Application.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
800 21st Street NW, Suite 100
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions:
gwadm@gwu.edu or 202-994-6040

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

44 credits, including 9 credits in core courses, and 35 credits in a concentration.

Required core curriculum
SLHS 1071Foundations of Human Communication
SLHS 2101Research Methods
SLHS 2135Language: Structure, Meaning, and Use

Communication sciences and disorders concentration

Required
SLHS 2104WSpeech and Language Disorders
or SLHS 2104W Speech and Language Disorders
SLHS 2105Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing
SLHS 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing
SLHS 2107Acoustics
SLHS 2108Introduction to Audiology
SLHS 2131Language Acquisition and Development
SLHS 2136Phonetics
SLHS 3109Auditory Learning and Aural Rehabilitation
SLHS 4118WSenior Research Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders
SLHS 4119Principles and Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
STAT 1053Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
Elective
One course selected from the following:
SLHS 1072Multicultural Issues in Human Communication
SLHS 1082American Sign Language II
SLHS 3132Literacy
SLHS 3133Autism
SLHS 3116Brain and Language
SLHS 4201Social Communication Development
SLHS 4221Language and Communication in Aging

Neuroscience of language and communication concentration

Required
PSYC 2014Cognitive Psychology
SLHS 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing
SLHS 3117Hearing and Perception
SLHS 3116Brain and Language
SLHS 4201Social Communication Development
SLHS 4221Language and Communication in Aging
SLHS 4118WSenior Research Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders
STAT 1053Introduction to Statistics in Social Science
Electives
Three courses selected from the following:
SLHS 2104Speech and Language Disorders
SLHS 2105Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing
SLHS 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing
SLHS 2107Acoustics
SLHS 3132Literacy
SLHS 3133Autism
One course selected from the following:
PSYC 2013Developmental Psychology
PSYC 2015Biological Psychology
PSYC 3118Neuropsychology
PSYC 3121Memory and Cognition

Language across cultures and the life span concentration 

Required
SLHS 1072Multicultural Issues in Human Communication
SLHS 1082American Sign Language II
SLHS 1084Perspectives in Deaf Culture
SLHS 2131Language Acquisition and Development
SLHS 3132Literacy
SLHS 4201Social Communication Development
SLHS 4221Language and Communication in Aging
SLHS 4118WSenior Research Seminar in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Electives
Three courses selected from the following:
SLHS 2104Speech and Language Disorders
SLHS 2105Anatomy and Physiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing
SLHS 2106 Neural Substrates of Speech, Language, and Hearing
SLHS 2107Acoustics
SLHS 3108Introduction to Audiology
SLHS 3109Auditory Learning and Aural Rehabilitation
SLHS 3116Brain and Language
SLHS 3133Autism
SLHS 3136Phonetics
One course selected from the following:
ANTH 1004Language in Culture and Society
ANTH 3601Language, Culture, and Cognition
ANTH 3602Ethnographic Analysis of Speech
ANTH 3603Psycholinguistics
PSYC 2514Adult Development and Aging

In addition to the University General Education Requirement, undergraduate students in Columbian College must complete a further, College-specific general education curriculum—Perspective, Analysis, Communication, or G-PAC. Together with the University General Education Requirement, G-PAC engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that enhance their analytical skills, develop their communication competencies, and invite them to participate as responsible citizens who are attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.

G-PAC approved courses, Dean's Seminars, and Sophomore Colloquia that may be available for registration are listed on the CCAS Advising website.

Coursework for the University General Education Requirement is distributed as follows:

  • Writing—one approved course in university writing and two approved writing in the disciplines (WID) courses.
  • Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical or creative thinking skills.
  • Mathematics or Statistics—one approved course in either mathematics or statistics.
  • Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry.
  • Social Sciences—two approved courses in the social sciences.

Coursework for the Columbian College general education curriculum is distributed as follows:

  • Arts—one approved course in the arts that involves the study or creation of artwork based on an understanding or interpretation of artistic traditions or knowledge of art in a contemporary context.
  • Global or Cross-Cultural Perspective—one approved course that analyzes the ways in which institutions, practices, and problems transcend national and regional boundaries.
  • Humanities—one approved course in the humanities that involves critical thinking skills (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement).
  • Local or Civic Engagement—one approved course that develops the values, ethics, disciplines, and commitment to pursue responsible public action.
  • Natural or Physical Science—one approved laboratory course that employs the process of scientific inquiry (in addition to the one course in this category required by the University General Education Requirement.
  • Oral Communication—one course in oral communication.

Certain courses are approved to fulfill the requirement in more than one of these categories.

Courses taken in fulfillment of G-PAC also may be counted toward majors or minors. Transfer courses taken prior to, but not after, admission to George Washington University may count toward the University General Education Requirement and G-PAC, if those transfer courses are equivalent to GW courses that have been approved by the University and the College.

To qualify for graduation with Special Honors, the student must fulfill the general requirements stated under University Regulations, submit an application to the department before the beginning of the senior year, register for at least 1 credit of SPHR 4196 Independent Study, and complete an independent study honors project with distinction. Students must confer with an advisor before beginning the work. A 3.75 grade-point average in the major and overall is required both for acceptance and for graduation with Special Honors.