Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S.
PLEASE NOTE: COMM 536 "Introduction to Deaf Studies" has been changed to COMM 405 "Introduction to the Deaf World" for Spring 2018. The course content is the same and COMM 405 remains a required course for all completing the Minor in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies.
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.
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.
|The following courses are required of all students:||
COMM 520: Survey of Communication Disorders
|Effective Fall 2015 students will be required to complete one of the following to satisfy ASHA's physical science requirement:||
CHEM 403: General Chemistry I*
CHEM 409: Chemistry and Society
PHYS 401: Introduction to Physics I*
PHYS 409: Investigating Physics*
The above noted courses satisfy the Discovery Program Physical Science requirement although not all courses have a lab component. * indicates that the course includes a lab.
Students must earn a grade of C or better in order to fulfill major course requirements.
In addition to the above noted academic requirements, all students are required to complete a minimum of 15 observation hours. To learn more about this requirement, click here. A copy of the Observation Log is available here.