Jun 13, 2024  
2019-2020 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Communication Sciences and Disorders

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.

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

General Education Program (40 - 46 credits)

The General Education program at Springfield College is informed by its century-old Humanics tradition of educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to humanity. These requirements have the goal of developing literate, thoughtful, socially responsible students, and instilling in them a spirit of inquiry into the nature of humankind and the universe. Towards those ends, the requirements emphasize and encourage: the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and competency essential for the improvement of the human condition in a diverse society; a search for personal and spiritual values; and the development of an understanding and appreciation of physical well-being. 

For specific requirements, see the General Education Program (40 - 46 credits)  section.

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.