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2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog 
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Program Information

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in speech-language pathology or audiology or licensure in Massachusetts as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant.  Requirements emphasize core knowledge in the biological, physical, and social sciences, mathematics, and written language; knowledge and understanding of the normal processes of speech, language, communication, and hearing; and studies of the assessment and remediation of specific disorders of speech, language, and hearing.  Students in this major have the opportunity to participate in supervised fieldwork, service learning, and mentored research activities.

Consistent with the College’s Humanics philosophy, the major in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares students for service to those with communications disorders.

To view a major program sequence to assist with course planning, click here.

Degree Information

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders

(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

Contact Information

For more information about this major, contact Professor Deborah Cook, Coordinator of the Communication Sciences and Disorders major at (413) 748-3321 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Curricular Requirements

I. Core Curriculum (40 credits)

This Core Curriculum is faithful to the Springfield College mission and further strengthens the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body. It is a cornerstone of a Springfield College education. Regardless of one’s major, it provides a strong, developmental, and holistic foundation for leaders in service to humanity. Upon completion, all graduates will be prepared to learn, lead, and serve in diverse, multicultural, and global contexts as well as in any career path they may choose. They will have the knowledge, habits of the mind, skills, and abilities to face unexpected situations and challenges, the values and attitudes for self-motivation and a vision of service that stems from hope, optimism and making a difference, as well as the self-determination to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

View the Core Curriculum Requirements (40 credits)  section for a complete list of the domains and courses therein.

II. Major Requirements

III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)

Graduate programs often have other courses that they require or recommend incoming students take.  Following are some courses that are often recommmended or required for incoming students.  Students may wish to check directly with graduate programs to which they are considering applying to determine if there are other courses that are recommended.

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