Communication Sciences and Disorders Major (B.S.)

Communication Sciences and Disorders Major (B.S.)

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What is communication sciences and disorders?

A major in communication sciences and disorders will provide you with a foundation for careers helping children and adults to overcome difficulties related to speech, language and hearing. In this program, you’ll learn about how the ability to communicate develops —including how the brain and speech and hearing mechanisms function to support the acquisition of speech, language, social communication and cognition. You’ll review the array of communication disorders that can affect individuals over a lifetime, learning about diagnosis and treatment. This pre-professional degree will prepare you to successfully enter clinical or research graduate programs in areas such as audiology, speech-language pathology, cognitive science or education.

Why study communication sciences and disorders at UNH?

As a student in the communication sciences and disorders program at UNH, you will learn about speech, language and hearing disorders through a unique model of education,clinical observation and research. You will have the opportunity to participate in an internship, as well as research activities in our state-of-the-art research laboratories. You also will be able to observe at the on-campus Speech-Language-Hearing Center and Clinic for Neurogenic Communication Disorders, premier diagnostic and intervention centers in New Hampshire.

Potential careers

  • Audiologist
  • Cognitive scientist
  • Consultant
  • Neuroscientist
  • Researcher
  • Special education teacher or teacher of the deaf
  • Speech-language pathologist
     

Contact

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Hewitt Hall, 4 Library Way
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-0965
Email: csd.department@unh.edu

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  • Hometown: Bridgewater, MA Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduation Year: 2020 Looking back on your time at UNH so far, what are you most proud of and why? I am most proud of the fact that I am still graduating on time while taking two semesters off during my sophomore year of college...
    Hometown: Bridgewater, MA Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduation Year: 2020 Looking back on your time at UNH so far, what are you most proud of and why? I am most proud of the fact that I am still graduating on time while taking two semesters off during my sophomore year of college...

Curriculum & Requirements

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a bachelor of science degree in communication sciences and disorders. 

Communication Sciences and Disorders is the profession devoted to helping people overcome disabilities of speech, language and hearing. The study of communication sciences and disorders may begin in the freshman or sophomore year. Students learn about speech, language, and hearing disorders through a combination of classroom instruction and observations in the on-campus Speech-Language-Hearing Center and elsewhere. Candidates for a bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders must satisfy all departmental as well as University Discovery and Writing Intensive requirements.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all COMM courses.

Required Courses
COMM 401American Sign Language I4
PSYC 401Introduction to Psychology4
PSYC 402Statistics in Psychology4
LING 405Introduction to Linguistics4
PHYS 409Investigating Physics4
COMM 420Survey of Communication Disorders4
MATH 420Finite Mathematics4
COMM 504Basic Audiology4
BMS 507Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
COMM 521Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanisms4
COMM 522Language Acquisition4
COMM 524Clinical Phonetics4
PSYC 581Child Development4
COMM 610Voodoo Science4
COMM 636Speech and Hearing Science4
COMM 705Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation4
KIN 706
KIN 707
Neurology
and Neurology Lab
6
COMM 723Observation Skills in Speech-Language Pathology (satisfies 25 Observation Hours)2
COMM 724Senior Capstone: Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology4
COMM 741Speech-Language Pathology I4
COMM 742Speech-Language Pathology II4
Total Credits84

Major Electives:

COMM 740Treatment of Adults with Acquired Brain Injury4
COMM 795Independent Study1-8

Internal transfer applications are accepted anytime during the academic year. Submit applications to the CSD Administrative offices, Hewitt Hall room 144 or room 159. 

For any questions regarding CSD curriculum please email the department at csd.department@unh.edu

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The UNH Office of Admissions reviews applications of all incoming Freshmen who wish to major in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Students are admitted to the program based on their academic records.  The department currently accepts approximately 30 incoming freshmen each year.

The Office of Admissions web site contains complete campus visit information and an online visitor registration. It also contains admission criteria and important dates, as well as an online application.

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