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Bachelor of Science in Communication 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. 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.


In this program, you’ll learn about communication processes such as normal language development, speech sound development, anatomy, physiology, and audiology. 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.


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


ACT or SAT test scores are not required. 


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Program Highlights

Example Coursework

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology
  • Language Development and Disorders
  • Intervention for Speech and Language Disorders in Schools

Admissions Requirements

Format

  • 100% online


ACU’s online undergraduate programs are intended for non-traditional students interested in gaining a bachelor’s degree in an online modality. 


To be considered for admission, students:

Timeframe

  • 120 total credit hours


  • Must be out of high school for at least four years.
  • Must complete an “Adult Online Undergraduate Program” application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Must provide official transcripts of all previous academic work. 
  • University Requirements: 56 hours

  • Major requirements: 64 hours (up to 16 hours in Electives)

Scholarships available to all new students. 

Potential Outcomes

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

*Graduate degree required

**Additional training required


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