Communication Sciences, BA
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Major: Communication Sciences
Typically, students who complete an undergraduate degree in communication sciences pursue graduate education in speech-language pathology or audiology. A master’s degree is the entry level degree for professional clinical practice in speech-language pathology. A clinical doctorate in audiology (AuD) is the entry level professional degree in audiology. Thus, for many students an undergraduate degree in communication sciences is a pre-professional degree in preparation for graduate study. As such, the undergraduate coursework in the communication sciences curriculum emphasizes the basic processes and acquisition of normal communication in children and adults. Graduate study then focuses on the study of disordered communication.
For undergraduate policies and procedures, please review the Office of Undergraduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.
Accelerated Master's Programs
Undergraduate students may participate in accelerated programs toward graduate or professional degrees. For more information and details of the policies and procedures related to accelerated studies, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.