Bachelor of Science in Communication Science Disorders
The Bachelor of Science in Communication Science Disorders* prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and necessary requirements for continuation into a Master’s of Speech Language Pathology program. This program is perfect for the transfer student who has completed a Speech Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) program, and up to 64 hours of credit can transfer. Additionally, students seeking Speech Language Pathology Assistant certification may complete this through coursework at UMO.
Our Bachelor of Science in Communication Science Disorders program prepares students to work with a diverse population in speech, audiology, and language. Working with Speech Language Pathologists who teach in the program, the student will gain valuable academic and hands-on knowledge to prepare for work in clinical settings.
UMO also offers an online program in Communication Science Disorders for adult students.
Key Program Features
Understand normal anatomy and the processes of speech, language, and hearing
Understand the diversity of populations including physical, mental, social, and cultural within speech, language, and hearing
Gain knowledge of communication disorders and appropriate instrumentation in speech, language, and hearing
Gain clinical experience in a variety of settings including schools, private practice, hospital, and skilled nursing
Learn professional, ethical, and legal standards of practice
*The University of Mount Olive will offer the Bachelor of Science in Communication Science Disorders pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Students in the program will receive mentorship, training, and guidance from active practitioners who work in a variety of clinical settings within the program. Further, opportunities for clinical observation and experiences are provided throughout the program, providing an opportunity for hands-on learning.
The major contains 39 semester credit hours in the major. These courses are designed specifically to meet the student learning outcomes and prepare a student for graduate level work in Speech Language Pathology. Should a student be interested in pursuing Speech Language Pathology Assistant Certification for North Carolina, the student would need to complete an additional 15 hours to be eligible for the certification. Overall, this degree is a 126 hour degree.
CSD 200 Introduction to Communication Science
CSD 210 Phonetics
CSD 220 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech/Hearing Mech.
CSD 230 Speech and Language Development
CSD 300 Speech Science
CSD 320 Developmental and Acquired Speech Disorders
CSD 330 Developmental and Acquired Language Disorders
CSD 340 Neurology of Speech, Language and Hearing
CSD 350 Audiology
CSD 360 Aural Rehabilitation
CSD 370 Multicultural Considerations in Communication Disorders
CSD 420 Clinical Process of Communication Disorders
CSD 400 Code of Ethics/Scope of Practice SLPA
CSD 390 Augmentative Communication/Assistive Technology
CSD 490 Administrative Procedures and Management for SLPA
CSD 495 SLPA Clinical Practicum (Hospital)
CSD 496 SLPA Clinical Practicum (Schools)
CSD 497 SLPA Clinical Practicum (Private Practice)
CSD 498 SLPA Clinical Practicum (Skilled Nursing Facility)
- Private Practice
- Mental Health Centers
- Nursing Homes / Assisted Living
- Outpatient Treatment Centers
- Public and Private Schools and Universities
- Social Services
- Legal and Correctional Systems
- Veterans Administration
- Religions and Faith-based Settings