Communication Sciences and Disorders

BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program take courses that address the scientific framework for understanding human communication, focusing on anatomical, physiological, neurological, acoustic, psychological and cultural bases of speech, language, and hearing processes and disorders. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based assessment and treatment.

Coursework is supplemented by observation of expert clinical sessions that gives students experiences with disorders in the areas of language, voice and resonance, phonology, articulation, fluency, swallowing, hearing, cognitive and social aspects of communication, and problems that necessitate the use of oral, manual, augmentative and alternative communication techniques and technologies.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 Units

The BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a cohort model with a required course sequence.

University Catalog and Major Academic Plan

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The University Catalog for complete details on degree requirements and elective options. 

Major Academic Plan

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.

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