Communication Sciences and Disorders Major (B.S.)

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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a bachelor of science degree in communication sciences and disorders. 

Communication Sciences and Disorders is the profession devoted to helping people overcome disabilities of speech, language and hearing. The study of communication sciences and disorders may begin in the freshman or sophomore year. Students learn about speech, language, and hearing disorders through a combination of classroom instruction and observations in the on-campus Speech-Language-Hearing Center and elsewhere. Candidates for a bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders must satisfy all departmental as well as University Discovery and Writing Intensive requirements.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all COMM courses.

Required Courses
COMM 420Survey of Communication Disorders4
COMM 504Basic Audiology4
COMM 521Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms4
COMM 522Acquisition of Language4
COMM 524Clinical Phonetics4
COMM 635Senior Capstone: Professional Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders4
COMM 705Introduction to Auditory Perception and Aural Rehabilitation4
COMM 731Articulation and Language Disorders in Children4
COMM 742Speech-Language Pathology II4
COMM 777Speech and Hearing Science4
HDFS 525Human Development4
KIN 706
KIN 707
and Neurology Lab
PSYC 402Statistics in Psychology4
or SOC 502 Statistics
or HHS #540 Statistics for Health and Human Service Professionals
Select one of the following: 14
Chemistry and Society
Investigating Physics
Select one of the following:
Clinical Observation: 15 Hours or
Observation Skills in Speech-Language Pathology
Total Credits58

ASHA certification requirement.

Other elective courses available.

Transfer applications are accepted in October and May. Please contact (603) 862-0144 for more information.