Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders is located in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Beaver College of Health Sciences. It is a pre-professional program that provides students with the academic preparation and clinical exposure required for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology. Applicants to the program must meet specific admission requirements.
Students in this program complete a 49 credits of coursework that focuses on normal development of speech, language, and hearing processes and their associated disorders. Program requirements include an academic interest area (AIA) or minor. Students complete 25 hours of guided clinical observations as part of a senior-level course (CSD 4100); these observations give the student exposure to individuals with communication disorders and fulfill the observation-hour requirement for most graduate programs. A typical sequence of study may be found here.
Please feel free to contact us via email or phone if you have questions about the program, or to reserve a space at one of our monthly Open House sessions. These sessions are offered one Friday each month and give students and their families the opportunity to meet with a faculty member in our program. Currently, due to COVID-19, all Open House meetings are being held virtually, via Zoom.
Jennifer Buff, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Undergraduate Program Director
Administrative Support Specialist