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2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog 
2023-2024 Springfield College Catalog

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Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S.

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Program Description

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.

Program Highlights

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required Credits: 120

School: School of Health Sciences

Department: Public Health and Health Professions

Modality: On-Ground

Locations: Main Campus (Springfield)

Additional Information:

Undergraduate Curriculum Overview

The Academic Advising Center provides the following repositories of sequencing and curriculum guides for all undergraduate majors and minors to assist with course planning:  

Additional Notes:

  • There may be circumstances where credit totals do not reflect coursework that is eligible to count towards Core Curriculum and Major Requirement sections of a major simultaneously.
  • Degree requirements are subject to change. 

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 (63 credits)

B. Science Selective (4 credits)

Select 4 credits from the following list:

C. Mathematics Selective (3 credits)

Select 3 credits from the following list:

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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