Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communication Sciences & Disorders
Learn about human communication and disorders with this degree program and earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communication Sciences & Disorders.
In this program, you will dive into speech-language pathology or audiology through a program including 27 credit hours in Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD). Online and on-campus classes will provide you with the foundation needed for a graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
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Why our program is different
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. If you would like to take a closer look at the specific classes offered to meet program outcomes, coursework for the SLPA certificate and the undergraduate program is detailed. Please see the NAU course catalog for current class offerings.
Degree progression plans
Not sure if you want a BS in Communication Sciences & Disorders?
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 fit.
Northern Arizona University cannot confirm whether a particular course, degree, or certificate meets requirements for professional licensure in the student’s home state. The student is responsible for determining requirements for licensure in the state in which the student lives. Current contact information for the applicable licensing boards can be located here: http://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/
This video answers frequently asked questions about our BS program, SLPA Certificate, and other undergraduate offerings.