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Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


During the Communication Sciences and Disorders program offered by The University of Vermont, you will be taught how language is learned, produced, perceived, and understood - including the physical, neurophysiological, cognitive, and linguistic bases of speaking, hearing, and language use; the development of language in children; and the acoustics of sound and speech.

Students are prepared for evidence-based practice in the field through specialty courses taught by internationally-known faculty, the incorporation of guided speech-language pathology and audiology observations, and opportunities for involvement in faculty research.

Career prospects

A bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders prepares students for a wide variety of careers, some of which require a graduate degree. This program provides the breadth of a liberal arts education plus an introduction to the health sciences, as well as in-depth information about human communication, including opportunities to explore a variety of communication disorders and the work of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. A minor is required as part of the curriculum; a student should consider using this as an opportunity to explore an additional area of interest, particularly if graduate school in audiology or speech language pathology is not the next step for the student.

Potential jobs:

  • Audiologist or audiologist assistant
  • Speech-language pathologist or SLP assistant
  • Certified occupational therapy assistant

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Disordered Comm
  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Development of Spoken Language
  • Speech & Hearing Science
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Clinical Phonetics

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Official secondary school transcript sent directly to Admissions by your high school
  • Official translation of transcripts if not already in English
  • First quarter grades or mid-year grades if available
  • One letter of recommendation is required

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    40176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40176 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15936 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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