Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.
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About the Program
The field of communication disorders is dedicated to the complexities of and science behind how we communicate – and to the care and treatment of patients, from birth to elderly, who need our help. In our Bachelor of Science in Communications Disorders program, you’ll learn about communication processes such as normal language development, speech sound development, anatomy, physiology, and audiology.
All the Details on Your Degree
This pre-professional undergraduate degree prepares you to pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology. You’ll also be able to seek job opportunities in a variety of medical and treatment centers after completing your undergraduate degree.
Total: 120 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours
Major: 64 hours (up to 16 hours in electives)
Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology
Language Development and Disorders
Intervention for Speech and Language Disorders in Schools
Upcoming Start Dates
October 19, 2021
January 11, 2022
Common Job Titles
Child Care Center Manager
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
*Graduate degree required
**Additional training required
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Beckie Weaver, Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders
Dr. Beckie Weaver is the program director for the online Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. Beckie received her B.A. from Harding University in Speech, her Masters in Communication Disorders from the University of Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Memphis. She has served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Dean of the College of Allied Health at Harding University. Beckie is passionate about Christian education and helping students reach their goal of becoming a certified speech-language pathologist.
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