Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders is a preprofessional program

Upon its completion, students must pursue a master's degree before gaining employment as a certified speech-language pathologist.

  • Required major courses: SPPA 101, 113, 121, 214, 231, 312, 331, 341, 342, 361, 414, 457, plus one upper division SPPA elective.
  • Students in upper division classes (342, 361, 414, 457) must get police check, FBI clearance, and child abuse clearance. Students must also be formally admitted into the department to complete their degree

SPPA electives include the following

Corequisites

Academic Criteria

  • All incoming students (freshmen, transfers, etc.) must meet with the department chair to set up their education plan leading to formal admission into the CSD Department.
  • All transfer students, both ESU and other institutions, must have a 3.2 cumulative quality point average to declare CSD as their major. Transfer students will work with the department chair on an individual basis to set up education plans that can be completed in a timely manner.
  • A 3.2 quality point average in the major and a 3.2 cumulative quality point average are required for admission to the clinical portion of the program.
  • Admission to the clinical portion of the program is required for approval to enroll in SPPA 342, 414, and 457.
  • At least 24 of the required 33 credits in SPPA must be taken at ESU, including all courses above the 100 level, unless waived by the department chair.

For more information about our programs, please contact our office at (570) 422-3247.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Monroe Hall
Phone:
(570) 422-3247
Fax:
(570) 422-3850 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Department Chair Communication Sciences and Disorders
Name
Elaine Shuey
Phone:
(570) 422-3681
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