Bachelor of Arts Degree

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A Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) encompasses the study of human communication and disorders across the lifespan focusing on the clinical processes for diagnosis, treatment, and research. The CSD curriculum includes core foundation coursework, independent research, and clinical observations. This degree prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology. Complementary minors include gerontologyhuman and family development, linguistics, nonprofit administrationpsychology, and sociology. The degree also provides a foundation for students interested in linguistics, education, psychology, neurosciences, and physical or occupational therapy.

Required coursework consists of a series of 13 CSD Department courses; a number of out-of-department courses including biological science, physical science, behavioral science, and either a sequence of modern or classical language or the American Sign Language sequence (CSD 131-132); fulfillment of the General Education Standards; and a number of clinical observations.

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