Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders


Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

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More than 40 million people in the United States have some type of communication disorder. The inability to convey one’s thoughts and feelings can take an emotional toll. In the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program, you’ll learn about communication processes such as normal language development, speech sound development, anatomy, physiology, and audiology.



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The field of communication disorders is dedicated to the complexities of and science behind how we communicate - and to the care and treatment of patients, from birth to elderly, who need our help. This pre-professional undergraduate degree prepares you to pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology. You’ll also be able to seek job opportunities in a variety of medical and treatment centers after completing your undergraduate degree.

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Abilene Christian University is a diverse, welcoming, academically rigorous community redefining what it means to be a Christian university in the 21st century.

Founded in 1906, we’re a private, non-profit university committed to innovative, energized learning. In 2015 we launched our Dallas campus, home to our online graduate and undergraduate programs that serve the educational needs of working adults.

  • Speech-Language Pathologist*
  • Audiologist*
  • Child Care Center Manager
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist**

*Graduate degree required

**Additional training required

This degree prepares students with the prerequisites required by graduate programs in order to meet the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification standards.

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