Rehabilitation Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The bachelor of science in communication sciences disorders is a pre-professional course of study that prepares students for a graduate program in the field. The communication sciences and disorders course sequence proceeds in a sequential hierarchy of courses. (See Program of Study for more information.) The entry level degree in the field is the Master's degree. Because admission to graduate (Master's degree) programs in the field are very competitive, students are advised to maintain a cumulative overall grade point average of at least 3.0. All students must complete a graduate training program in communication sciences and disorders to be eligible for certification and/or licensure.

Criminal Background Checks

Clinical agencies utilized by the Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders may require criminal background checks and/or drug testing prior to acceptance of the student into clinical facilities. Students who do not pass the criminal background check and/or drug test may be unable to attend clinical courses and therefore may be unable to complete their program of study. Any fee or cost associated with background checks and/or drug testing are the responsibility of the student.

Other Requirements

  1. Declare CSDS as major
  2. Meet with CSDS advisor
  3. Must complete CSDS course work, Area F course work and Related field course work with a “C” or better.
  4. Complete 10 hours of community service related to the field of communication sciences and disorders (includes conducting school hearing screenings) Volunteer Form
  5. Complete 25 hours of clinical observation supervised by ASHA CCC-holder Observation Hours Form
  6. Complete speech, language, and hearing screening at the RiteCare Center for Communication Disorders (Armstrong Center, Suite 20)
  7. Complete exit interview/meeting