B. A. In Communicative Disorders

The Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders requires 42 units within the major. 39 of the units are required and 3 are elective. All students also complete 51 units of general education, leaving 27 units of free electives to complete the university’s requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree. Most students who pursue the Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders intend to complete a Master of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders, since this is the entrance-level degree for practice as a speech-language pathologist in both the public school and the health care systems. The Bachelor of Arts degree also provides excellent preparation for pursuit of teaching credentials, and students are encouraged to consider this degree to prepare for careers as teachers, especially if they are interested in early childhood, special, or elementary education. Students can complete requirements for entrance into most teaching credential programs within the 120-unit minimum required for a Bachelor of Arts degree through careful planning.

Sophomore Level

6 units

  • COMD 241 Introduction to Phonetics (3)

  • COMD 242 Introduction to Communicative Disorders (3)

 

Junior Level

15 units

  • COMD 300 Introduction to Research in Speech Communication (3)

  • COMD 307 Speech & Language Development (3)

  • COMD 344 Anatomy & Physiology of Speech & Hearing (3)

  • COMD 350 Speech & Hearing Science (3)

  • COMD 352 Child Language and Phonological Disorders (3)

 

Senior Level

18 units

  • COMD 461 Audiology & Audiometry (3)

  • COMD 465 Aural Rehabilitation (3)

  • COMD 472 Voice & Craniofacial Disorders (3)

  • COMD 474 Neurology & Neurogenic Communicative Disorders (3)

  • COMD 475 Fluency Disorders (3)

  • COMD 476 Clinical Methods and Procedures (3)

 

Electives

3 units

  • COMD 302 Introduction to Manual Communication (3)

  • HCOM 308 Quantitative Research Methods (3)

  • COMD 345 Communication & Aging (3)

  • COMD 404 Communicative Disorders of the Bilingual/Multicultural Child (3) 

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