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Communication Science & Disorders

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are concerned with the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and research in communication sciences and disorders.  The undergraduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a pre-professional program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.).  The B.S. degree is the first degree in a continuum that leads to the Master’s or Doctoral degree.  Undergraduate preparation includes a broad educational experience in science, liberal arts, strong oral and written skills, and basic coursework in communication sciences and disorders

The professional discipline of speech-language pathology deals with disorders of articulation, voice, language, fluency, and aphasia.  Audiology includes specialization in the prevention, identification, and rehabilitation of hearing disorders, and prescription and dispensing hearing aids.  Faculty are certified and licensed by the State of North Carolina and The American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association. 

Major Requirements for Communication Sciences and Disorders

Course Credits
HPE 216 Terminology for Allied Health Professions 2
HPE 472 Tests and Measurements 3
HPE 492 Research and Seminar in Allied Health Professions 3
CSD 151 Introduction to Communication Disorders3  
SOC 202 Introduction to Gerontology 3
PSY 210 Human Development 3
CSD 246 Beginning Sign Language 3
CSD 251 Phonetics 3
CSD 351 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism 3
CSD 352 Disorders of Articulation 3
CSD 353 Disorders of Fluency and Voice 3
CSD 360 Speech and Hearing Science 3
CSD 361 Introduction to Audiology 3
CSD 363 Aural Rehabilitation 3
CSD 451 Diagnostics Methods in Speech Pathology 3
CSD 453 Disorders of Language 3
CSD 455 Neural Basis of Communication 3
CSD 460 Clinical Observations and Techniques 3  
CSD 467 Clinical Practicum I 3
CSD 468 Clinical Practicum II 3
Total Hours Required For Graduation   120  

NOTE: * Varies With Placement, which will increase credit hours 

In order for a student to advance to the junior level in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 is required.  To remain in the major, this level must be maintained along with a grade point average of 3.0 in the major courses.