Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Few professions are more rewarding than those aimed at helping the millions of people impacted by speech or hearing disorders. ACU’s Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders will prepare you for graduate school and, ultimately, a satisfying career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. If you have a passion to make a dramatic difference in the lives of people young and old, ACU’s CSD degree will ignite the fire within you.

Few professions are more rewarding than those aimed at helping the millions of people impacted by speech or hearing disorders. ACU’s Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders will prepare you for graduate school and, ultimately, a satisfying career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. If you have a passion to make a dramatic difference in the lives of people young and old, ACU’s CSD degree will ignite the fire within you.

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What You Can Expect

In ACU’s CSD program, we integrate faith with our teaching. You’ll learn about communication, from birth to the elderly; about disorders such as autism, cleft palate, genetic syndromes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s; and how to professionally and effectively communicate with patients and their families. You’ll gain knowledge both in and out of the classroom from faculty mentors who are passionate about helping others and view their work as a ministry.

Program Structure

Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Required

University Requirements: 56 credit hours + Major Requirements: 48 credit hours + Electives: 24 credit hours = Total Required: 128 credit hours

*Based on track selection

Minor Available

No

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorder

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Student Opportunities

Students in class

Our CSD majors obtain practical experience by working at the Center for Speech, Language and Learning, a professional clinic located at ACU’s Duncum Center. You’ll also experience:

  • Service-learning projects, working hand in hand with faculty mentors
  • Membership in the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association and participation in on-campus projects and events
  • Membership in the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association and attendance at the annual state convention

Careers and Outcomes

Dr. Denise Barnett is one of the first faces to greet incoming students.

The B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders opens a variety of career opportunities.

  • As a speech-language pathologist, you’ll diagnose, treat and help prevent disorders related to speech, language, communication and swallowing in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
  • As an audiologist, you’ll study normal and impaired hearing, as well as prevention of hearing loss. You’ll also identify and assess hearing problems, and help rehabilitate individuals with hearing and balance disorders.
  • You also have job opportunities in a variety of medical and treatment centers after completing your undergraduate degree, including a career as a speech-language pathology assistant.

Approximately 95% of our students who apply to graduate programs across the country are admitted to a graduate program of their choice, including the ACU M.S. degree program in speech-language pathology.