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Program at a Glance

Program
Bachelor
College(s)
College of Health Professions and Sciences
Department(s)
Comm Sci & Disorders, Schl of
4
Years
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Gain Knowledge Related to Communication Development and Disorders

The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UCF offers two undergraduate degree options: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Both programs are designed to provide students with a strong scientific foundation that leads to employment in a variety of entry-level careers in health and human services or to graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology or related disciplines.

Students engage in coursework related to speech, language and hearing development and disorders. In addition, a bachelor’s degree in CSD is the most common pathway to graduate education in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. A master’s degree is required to practice as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and a doctoral of audiology degree (AuD) is required to practice as an audiologist.

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Highlights

The SLP profession is projected to grow 29% over the next 10 years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The median pay of a speech-language pathologist is $80,480, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
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July 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
March 1
Spring
September 1
Summer
January 1

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Course Overview

Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders

Basic principles of speech-language pathology and audiology.

Spoken and written language development from infancy to adulthood.

An introduction to the anatomical, physiological, and physical elements underlying the communication process.

Physics of sound, anatomy of hearing mechanism, pure tone audiometry, hearing aids, problems of the deaf and hard of hearing.

Cultural and linguistic diversity among individuals with communication disorders and differences.

The program gave me an understanding of the basic foundations of speech, language, and communication. It allowed me to deepen my passion for the field and future career!”

Sabrina Rogers '20

Communication Sciences & Disorders Skills You'll Learn

  • Understanding of the science of human communication and its disorders
  • Understanding of speech, language, and hearing development and disorders
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Cultural competence for professional interactions in a diverse society

Career Opportunities

  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPa)
  • Audiology Assistant
  • Behavior Therapist
  • Teacher or Teacher Assistant
  • Clinic/Hospital Support Staff

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