Students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program take courses which address normal human growth, development of the communicative processes, detailed consideration of disorders which arise in these processes, and their assessment and treatment. Coursework is supplemented by observation of practicum which gives students experiences with disorders in the areas of language impairment, voice and resonance problems, phonology/articulation disorders, fluency problems, swallowing problems, disorders with the cognitive and/or social aspects of communication, problems that necessitate the use of oral, manual, augmentative and alternative communication techniques and technologies, and/or hearing impairment. These experiences are carried out in the university's Center for Communication Disorders and off-campus facilities.
Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units
See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on degree requirements and elective options.
A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.
Communication Science & Disorders Advising
Advisors are assigned in the program office (AJH 100).