Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Sciences Program By University of Oregon |Top Universities

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Sciences

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Through teaching, research, and service, the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences seeks to improve the quality of education, employment, and community living for children and adults with special needs and their families. The department has three graduate majors: communication disorders and sciences, school psychology, and special education. The department also offers an undergraduate degree in communication disorders and sciences as well as a minor in special education. The undergraduate program for communication disorders and sciences includes courses in basic processes of speech, language, and hearing as well as courses that survey speech, language, and hearing disorders that affect communication across the life span. The undergraduate program prepares students for graduate training in speech pathology or audiology. It also prepares students to work in other fields where knowledge of speech, language, and communication is important, such as early intervention and general and special education. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in communication disorders and sciences. Both degrees require at least 80 credits: 60 in communication disorders and sciences and at least 20 credits in related course work. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.70 in university course work and earn a mid-C or better in communication disorders and sciences courses. The goals of the program are to provide students opportunities to learn about anatomical-physiological bases of speech, language, and hearing, physical properties of speech (acoustics and phonetics), role of biology, cognition, environment, and culture in language acquisition, development of speech and language, speech, language, and hearing disorders across the life span, assessment and treatment procedures for individuals with speech, language, and hearing disorders, professional issues in speech-language-pathology and audiology.