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ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Sciences and Disorders, BS

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Total number of hours for the program: 120.

The undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is pre-professional and leads to a Bachelor of Science (B. S.) degree. The Program is designed to provide students with a sound scientific foundation that leads to employment in a variety of entry-level careers in health and human services or to graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology or related disciplines.

This is a pre-professional program. Licensure and certification by the State of North Carolina and the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association require successful completion of a master’s degree.

Liberal Studies Hours (42 hours)

Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Concentration or a minor (18 hours)

Students may choose to take courses from the Related Professional Course (RPC - 18 hours) or complete a minor.

The Related Professional Courses must be 300 or 400 level classes and include a variety of classes from various programs. A specific list of approved courses is available on our website (csd.wcu.edu) or from our departmental office. Other courses may be approved by a student’s CSD academic advisor.


General electives include 18 hours. To meet a university requirement, students should take 25 percent of total hours at WCU and at the 300-400 level. Visit the department’s website at http://commdis.wcu.edu to view the eight-semester curriculum guide.

Elective courses should be upper level (300 or higher) and are intended to allow a student to take additional courses in areas of their particular interests.

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