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Undergraduate Degree and Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Work Toward a Career Helping Others with BSU’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Programs

Bridgewater State University prepares you for your first steps toward a meaningful career in speech-language pathology, audiology or related specialties through our preprofessional communication sciences and disorders undergraduate programs.

Housed in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, within the College of Education and Health Sciences, our Bachelor of Science and Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders provide a foundation in speech anatomy and physiology, phonetics, and language acquisition.

BSU graduates with a minor or undergraduate communication sciences and disorders degree can go on to become passionate health professionals who understand the critical role communication plays in society. Through this degree program, you may qualify to become a speech-language assistant or pursue graduate study, such as the Speech-Language Pathology, MS program at BSU.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Program Highlights

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Gain hands-on experience

BSU undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders students frequently participate in service programs such as the Children’s Physical Development Clinic or pursue internships interacting with children and adults with a variety of communication needs.
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Learn from top-notch faculty

Work toward your undergraduate communication sciences and disorders degree alongside instructors and clinical educators who have worked as skilled, certified speech language clinicians. They are ready to engage with you in scholarship and research while you complete our communication sciences and disorders undergraduate programs.
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Put your future on the fast track to success

At BSU, you can complete your undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders in four years as a full-time student entering the program as a freshman or two years if you’re entering as a junior.

Take advantage of one-on-one advising and support

Through our communication sciences and disorders undergraduate programs, you will have access to academic and career advising whenever you need it. Our faculty and clinical educators are here to help you through the program and plan for your successful and rewarding future in speech-language pathology, audiology and related fields.

Small class sizes make a big difference

While working toward your undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders at BSU, you will learn in classes that are capped at 25 students. As a result, you’ll get one-on-one attention and individualized help from your instructors.

Program of Study for Communication Sciences and Disorders Majors and Minors

At BSU, undergraduate communication sciences and disorders is a preprofessional program. It is designed to prepare you for assistant-level jobs in the field or graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology, including BSU’s speech language pathology, master's degree program.

If you are considering majoring in another discipline such as elementary education, minoring in communication sciences and disorders could be especially useful if you would like to become a teacher or work with children and adults in educational settings. The courses you take will vary whether you are majoring or minoring in the discipline.

Whether you’re a communication sciences and disorders major or minor, you will take courses in Speech Anatomy and Physiology, Language Acquisition and Development, Phonetics and more.

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“I love working with students with different disabilities. I love that I’m making a difference with them. It brings me so much happiness.”
Taylor Alfonse, ’17
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Careers in Communication Science and Disorders

An undergraduate communication sciences and disorders degree can prepare you for professional school to become a speech-language pathologist, audiologist or other health specialist.

If you’re anxious to start your career right after graduation, entry-level job opportunities for graduates from our communication sciences and disorders programs include:

  • Speech-language pathology assistant
  • Paraprofessional

The average speech-language pathology assistant salary is over

$50,000

per year.

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Continue your education beyond Communication Sciences and Disorders

Depending on your career goals, you may apply to graduate school at BSU after you finish your undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders.

Our Speech-Language Pathology, MS includes everything you need to qualify for national certification and state licensing as a speech-language pathologist.