Communication Sciences and Disorders (B.S.)

Description

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Major (formerly Speech-Language Pathology) is available beginning Fall 2020. Curriculum and outcomes remain the same.

The University’s bachelor of science (B.S.) in communication sciences and disorders is a program that provides the academic preparation and clinical experience needed to pursue a master's in speech-language pathology as well as employment in a variety of related fields. A master's degree in speech-language pathology is required to work as a speech-language pathologist in schools, hospitals, and other service provision settings.

The Bayh College of Education offers many features that make our Communication Sciences and Disorders Program among the best.

  • Students benefit from small classes taught by dedicated faculty. All students are assigned a faculty mentor who assists students in choosing minors, identifying career options, and developing their post-graduation plans.
  • The Norma and William Grosjean Clinic’s Rowe Center for Communicative Disorders offers frequent opportunities to observe the application of classroom knowledge in a clinical setting. The Center includes therapy rooms with two-way mirrors, sound and video monitoring systems, and a speech and voice science laboratory.
  • The program emphasizes clinical experiences near the completion of the major that are available in the Rowe Center for Communicative Disorders. The two-course clinical sequence includes a paired experience with a senior graduate student and the opportunity to provide direct services in the second semester.
  • Students progress through the program in cohort groups that encourage shared learning experiences and lead to lasting friendships.
  • A number of activities and organizations enable students to interact with other students and professionals in the field. These include the ISU chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA), the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA), the University's Honors Program, and study abroad opportunities, which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.

Careers

Our graduates possess the academic preparation and clinical experience needed for admission to master's programs in speech-language pathology. A master's in speech-language pathology is required for national certification and state licensure.

There is a critical need for speech-language pathologists in a variety of settings—and the demand is growing. Positions are available in schools, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, extended care facilities, industry, government, private practice, colleges, and universities.

Other career opportunities with this major include speech-language pathology assistant, paraprofessional, rehabilitation aide, direct service professional, or behavior technician. With additional graduate study, there are many other career paths available.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Bayh College of Education offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Applied Clinical and Educational Sciences
Indiana State University
812-237-2880

 

The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

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Contact

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Applied Clinical and Educational Sciences
Indiana State University
812-237-2880