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
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.