B.A. IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS (DEGREE NAME)

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 obtain the 120 units needed for graduation. In addition to BA degree requirements, there are other coursework requirements that are not required for graduation but that must be completed by the end of a student’s graduate degree program if they are planning to obtain the following two credentials: a) Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC) from ASHA (required for employment in hospitals, private practice and licensure for most states) and b) preliminary Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech, and Hearing (SLPSC) required for work in California’s public schools. For more detailed information regarding the coursework for these credentials, refer to undergraduate handouts under Resources.

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.

Department office location and contact information

College Park 425
Phone: 657-278-3274
Email: comdassistant@fullerton.edu

DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Dr. HyeKyeung Seung
College Park 425-1
Phone: (657) 278-7602
Email: hseung@fullerton.edu

UNDERGRADUATE ADVISER

Dr. Minjung Kim
College Park 420-20
Phone: (657) 278-3927
Email: minjungk@fullerton.edu

OBJECTIVES

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences Disorders (CSD) is designed to:

  • Ensure the pre-eminence of learning by addressing the knowledge and skill areas needed for admission to Master’s programs in speech-language pathology (SLP), clinical doctoral programs in audiology (Au.D.), or speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) programs;
  • Provide a high-quality program by ongoing identification of the most appropriate student learning outcomes;
  • Incorporate formative and summative assessment instruments to evaluate student achievement;
  • Create an environment where students have opportunities to succeed, including some opportunities for research

RESOURCES