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Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Chico, CA, United States
This Communication Sciences and Disorders program from California State University Chico consists in the ability to communicate effectively using language systems distinguishes human beings from other forms of life. Disabilities that interfere with communication skills prohibit a large number of people from realizing their full potential in modern society.
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Overview

Students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at California State University Chico, take courses that address normal human growth, development of the communicative processes, detailed consideration of disorders that arise in these processes, and their assessment and treatment. Graduate coursework is supplemented by practica that give students first-hand experiences in generating intervention programs for with disorders of language, voice and resonance, phonology/articulation, fluency, hearing, swallowing, cognitive and social aspects of communication, and problems that necessitate the use of oral, manual, augmentative, and alternative communication techniques and technologies. These experiences are carried out in the University's Center for Communication Disorders and in off-campus internships.

Master's degree recipients are eligible to receive the Speech-Language Pathology Services Credential in Language, Speech, and Hearing Services from the California (CA) Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This credential authorizes the holder to serve in the public schools as a Language, Speech, and Hearing Specialist. Graduates are also qualified to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology (SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the license in SLP from the CA Deptartment of Consumer Affairs.

PRAXIS score passing rate was 100% for the last two years. For our Master's graduates, the two-year completion rate is approximately 95% and employment rates are 100%. Our program is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education.

Career Outlook

Speech-language pathology is a stimulating, challenging, and rewarding profession. It demands a high level of skill as well as an affinity for helping and an ability to work effectively with people. Entry into the profession requires a Master's degree. Over 98% who complete the master's program have many and varied employment opportunities.

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 included:
  • Language and Culture of Deaf Americans
  • Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • Phonetics
  • Articulation and Phonology Disorders
  • Voice and Fluency Disorders
  • Language Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
  • Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Speech
  • Organic and Neurogenic Disorders of Communication
  • Diagnostic Methods in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Audiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    47

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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General Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);
  • Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7864 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chico

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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