Bachelor's Degree Program

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Start Your Journey to Becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Audiologist!

If you are a current or prospective undergraduate student who wants to positively impact the lives of others through a career in speech-language pathology or audiology, then you should consider majoring in Communicative Disorders and Sciences (CD&S)!

  • Speech-language pathologists identify, evaluate, and treat children and adults with speech, language, cognitive-communication, and/or swallowing disorders.
  • Audiologists identify, diagnose, and treat individuals with hearing and/or balance disorders.

CD&S Undergraduate Coursework Overview

  • Students must have junior-level standing
  • Core curriculum is a two-year course of study, beginning in the fall semester only
  • Coursework provides a foundation in speech, language, and hearing sciences, as well as principles of assessing and treating individuals with communication disorders.

CD&S Undergraduate Coursework Resources

NOTE: While the BA in Communicative Disorders & Sciences forms the basis for future graduate-level coursework in speech-language pathology or audiology, a BA degree in CD&S alone is not sufficient for a professional career as a speech-language pathologist or an audiologist.  State and national standards require a Master's Degree (MA or MS) to practice speech-language pathology, and a clinical doctoral degree (Au.D.) to enter the practice of audiology.

To change your major to CD&S, contact the Lurie College of Education Student Success Center.  Prior to the appointment, please verify that you have an overall GPA above 2.7.