Undergrad

Overview

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) offers the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Speech-Language-Hearing Science (LSH) concentration, Interpreter Training Track (ITT) concentration, and Deaf Studies (DST) concentration. CSD also offers a Minor in American Sign Language (ASL). The Bachelor of Arts degree concentrations require approximately two years of concentrated upper level study. Courses in this major are sequenced with specific prerequisites for advanced course placement.

The concentrations within CSD are focused on speech-language pathology, audiology, hearing and speech science, interpreter training, and American sign language. These concentrations are closely related to a number of sister professions and fields of study, as illustrated below. As a result of this inherent linkage, education in each concentration is multi-disciplinary and CSD professionals routinely collaborate with professionals in many different disciplines. The breadth and depth of this multi-disciplinary training and the interactions that professionals in the field routinely encounter contribute to the exciting and challenge nature of our professional activities.

ug fields

There are many career opportunities for graduates with concentrations in the CSD areas.  Career resources can be found at the following sites:

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

American Academy of Audiology (AAA)

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

Post-Baccalaureate Studies

Students who have already earned an undergraduate or graduate degree that is outside the field of CSD or Speech and Hearing Science need to complete seven courses to be eligible for application to the Master's program in Speech-Language Pathology. Similarly, students enrolling the Doctor of Audiology program are required to complete two fundamental undergraduate courses as part of their graduate program. For more information, click here.