Bachelor's Degree Program
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
- View the BA in Communicative Disorders & Sciences sequence of courses
- View the BA Degree Roadmap
- View the degree requirements page
- View the undergraduate program learning outcomes
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.