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What You Can Expect
In ACU’s CSD 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. You’ll gain knowledge both in and out of the classroom from faculty mentors who are passionate about helping others and view their work as a ministry.
Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.
University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 48 credit hours + Electives: 24 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours
*Based on track selection
Communication Sciences and Disorder
Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1
Our CSD majors obtain practical experience by working at the Center for Speech, Language and Learning, a professional clinic located at ACU’s Duncum Center. You’ll also experience:
- Service-learning projects, working hand in hand with faculty mentors
- Membership in the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association and participation in on-campus projects and events
- Membership in the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association and attendance at the annual state convention
Careers and Outcomes
The B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders opens a variety of career opportunities.
- As a speech-language pathologist, you’ll diagnose, treat and help prevent disorders related to speech, language, communication and swallowing in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
- As an audiologist, you’ll study normal and impaired hearing, as well as prevention of hearing loss. You’ll also identify and assess hearing problems, and help rehabilitate individuals with hearing and balance disorders.
- You also have job opportunities in a variety of medical and treatment centers after completing your undergraduate degree, including a career as a speech-language pathology assistant.
Approximately 95% of our students who apply to graduate programs across the country are admitted to a graduate program of their choice, including the ACU M.S. degree program in speech-language pathology.