Best fit for:
• First-time college students or transfers
• Students 18-22
• Residential students at our main campus
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Prep for a career in Speech Pathology.
The bachelor of science in Communication Sciences and Disorders is a preprofessional degree that prepares students to pursue a graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology.
Students in this program will study the nature and development of our communication abilities, a central aspect of the human condition. They will learn about communication disorders that involve impairments in hearing, speech, voice, resonance, fluency, swallowing, and language processes.
Undergraduate students will receive broad academic preparation in the identification and treatment of communication disorders.
The program is designed for undergraduate students seeking a degree and educational preparation to becoming a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP).
The program is offered on the Demorest Campus and is delivered in a traditional face-to-face setting with some selected courses offered as hybrid. The program is available to both full-time and part-time students and will prepare students for entry into a graduate program where professional licensing may be obtained.
In addition to meeting all Piedmont University General Education (46 credit hours plus 16 electives hours and PDMT 11101. Intro to College Life and Liberal Arts Tradition) and graduation requirements, all students must also earn a C or better in all prerequisite, supporting, and program core courses and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA to graduate.
What classes will I take?
CMSD 1001. Survey of Speech-Language pathology
CMSD 2001. A & P of Speech and Hearing
CMSD 2002. Speech and Hearing Science
CMSD 2003. Language Development
CMSD 2010. Mini Clinic: Observation and Clinic Procedures
CMSD 3000. Introduction to Audiology
EDEM 3331. Reading Methods, P-5
CMSD 3001. Linguistics for SLP
EDUC 1199. Introduction to Education
PSYC 2202. Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics
CMSD 3003. Speech Disorders
EDUC 4485. Characteristics of Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
CMSD 4000. Mini-clinic
CMSD 4001. Phonetics
CMSD 4002. School Based SLP
EDUC 3355. Exceptional Children
EDUC 3307. Learning and Cognition
CMSD 4005. Professional and Ethical Practice
CMSD 4003. Child Language Disorders
CMSD 4004.Cognitive Communication Disorders
PSYC 3312. Psychology of Adulthood
CMSD 4010. Capstone Course
Prepare to Make a Life
What can I do with a major in
COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS?
Piedmont students have gone on to pursue careers in:
- Hearing Aid Dispenser
- Substitute Teacher
- Behavioral Therapist for Children with Autism
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Healthcare Insurance
- Nursing Assistant/CNA
- Early Intervention
- Newborn Hearing Screenings