Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies: Speech Language Sciences and Technology
Learn about human communication and disorders with this
degree program and earn a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
In this program, you will dive into speech-language
pathology or audiology through a semester of 27 credit hours in Speech Language
Sciences and Technology (SST). Online and on-campus classes give you the
foundation you need for a graduate degree in Communication
Sciences and Disorders.
View our program goals and student outcomes.
Why our program is different
Many undergraduate degrees in communication sciences and
disorders may not fully prepare you for the reality of today’s workforce requirements. Very specialized undergraduate degrees in education can limit you in the job market.
Here, you will experience a more practical program, one that
covers a broader range of studies. For example, we offer leveling courses to help prepare you for graduate work, and a Speech-Language Pathology Assistance (SLPA) certificate as a speech-language pathology assistant.
Your degree will consist of a minimum of 120 hours:
- 35 credit hours of liberal studies
- a minimum of 56 credit hour of Bachelor of
Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum courses. This includes:
- 27 hours of speech
language sciences and technology courses
- 15 hours of concentration area courses
- 23 hours in communication skills courses
- electives to reach the 120-hour minimum
Degree progression plans
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Speech-Language Sciences and Technology
Not sure if you want an emphasis in speech language sciences and technology?
We suggest you take SST 191–Communication Disorders in
Literature and Media, an introductory course that covers many aspects of the
profession of speech-language pathology.
The course examines communication disorders in
literature and media and how this portrayal has formed society’s perception of
those with communication disorders. Also, you will discuss each communication
disorder from a clinical and scientific perspective. It is a good way to get
your feet wet in this field, examine your own perceptions about those with
communication disorders, and see if a profession in this field is the right
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