Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

More than 40 million people in the United States have from some type of communication disorder. The inability to convey one’s thoughts and feelings can take an emotional toll. The field of communication sciences and disorders is dedicated to the complexities of and science behind how we communicate -- and to the care and treatment of patients who need our help. It’s meaningful ministry.

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Why Communication Sciences and Disorders at ACU?

In our 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.

ACU’s Bachelor of Science in communication disorders is designed to prepare you for graduate school and, ultimately, a satisfying career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. You also have job opportunities in a variety of medical and treatment centers after completing your undergraduate degree.

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

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What can you do after graduation?

  • Attend graduate school in speech-language pathology or audiology 
  • Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Clubs and Activities

Most notably, communication sciences and disorders majors get practical experience by working at the Center for Speech and Language Disorders, located on campus. Other opportunities include:

  • Service learning projects
  • National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Degree Details

Required Hours

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

Example Coursework


Application Deadlines

Early Action: November 1st

Regular: February 1st

National Candidates: May 1st

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