Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Program with a Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders is granted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and requires 120 credits of coursework, including limited clinical practicum. Students in the CSD major complete foundational coursework in audiology, speech-language pathology, normal language acquisition, anatomy and physiology, and phonetics. In addition, students complete advanced courses in language and phonological disorders, organic disorders, speech science, clinical methods and aural rehabilitation. Elective courses may be selected from the areas of physical sciences and mathematics, psychology, linguistics, and basic human communication.
The BA degree is considered a pre-professional degree, since students must obtain a graduate degree in audiology or speech-language pathology to be employed as a certified speech-language pathologist (M.A.) or audiologist (Au.D.) in any work setting.
Completion of the BA degree at Wayne State does not imply automatic admission to one of its graduate programs in CSD.
All places in the graduate programs are filled on a competitive basis. However, the courses taken for the BA Degree in CSD at Wayne State also fulfill the prerequisite requirements for other graduate CSD programs throughout the U.S and Canada. For a listing of programs, see ASHA's EdFind service.
ASHA's General Education Requirements
Students who plan to pursue an MA in Speech-Language Pathology or Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree and the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology must complete undergraduate general education courses that meet the ASHA requirements below. Only courses appearing on the student's official transcript will be counted as meeting ASHA requirements.
Where are undergraduate courses in CSD offered?
Undergraduate courses are offered on the main Wayne State campus in downtown Detroit and at Wayne State's facility at the Macomb Education Center. For more information and a list of courses available at the Macomb Education Center, click here.
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