The bachelor of science in communication sciences disorders is a pre-professional course of study that prepares students for a graduate program in the field. The communication sciences and disorders course sequence proceeds in a sequential hierarchy of courses.
This degree provides a broad preparation in science and research, with an emphasis on physiology and rehabilitation. Electives can be selected that will enable the graduate to earn any of several academic minors or credentials, such as neuroscience, psychology, or gerontology. The Rehabilitation Science degree has also "been specifically designed by the physical therapy faculty to meet the needs of students" who wish to pursue graduate education in "the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy or sports medicine."
Our post-baccalaureate studies program has been developed to help students who wish to pursue a career in speech-language pathology or audiology, but who have an undergraduate degree in an area other than communication sciences and disorders. Our two-semester (one year) post-baccalaurate studies program consists of a total of 18 semester hours and is designed to assist those individuals in obtaining the prerequisites necessary to apply to a graduate program in the field.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Armstrong State University provides training and education required to meet standards established by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).
The program consists of nine semesters of academic coursework, including three full-time clinical affiliations (with a minimum of 31 weeks of full-time clinical practice) and several additional clinical experiences. Upon completion of the program, all students are awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.