More than 40 million people in the United States suffer from some type of communication disorder. The inability to convey one’s thoughts and feelings can take an emotional toll. The field of communication sciences and disorders is dedicated to the complexities of and science behind how we communicate -- and to the care and treatment of patients who need our help. It’s meaningful ministry.
In our program, we integrate faith with our teaching. You’ll learn about communication, from birth to the elderly; about disorders such as autism, cleft palate, genetic syndromes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s; and how to professionally and effectively communicate with patients and their families.
ACU’s Bachelor of Science in communication disorders is designed to prepare you for graduate school and, ultimately, a satisfying career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. You also have job opportunities in a variety of medical and treatment centers after completing your undergraduate degree.
|Credit hours||University Requirements: 56 credit hours
+ Major Requirements: 48 credit hours
+Electives: 24 credit hours
= Total Required: 128 credit hours
|Department||Communication Sciences and Disorders
|School/College||College of Education and Human Services
You’ll take courses such as:
Most notably, communication sciences and disorders majors get practical experience by working at the Center for Speech and Language Disorders, located on campus. Other opportunities include: