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Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Chicopee, MA, United States
Communication Sciences and Disorders from Elms College empowers you to help people with speech, language, and hearing conditions. CSD majors 
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Students in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Elms College study human physiology, neuroscience, and speech and language disorders to diagnose and treat the factors that affect communication.

Graduates with Communication Sciences and Disorders from Elms College will:

  • Gain 100 hours or more of hands-on experience, working alongside a local speech language pathologist (SLP) in a school setting.
  • Become an expert at applying the theories, diagnostics, and treatments that you learn about in the classroom by working with diverse student populations.
  • Have the option to bridge your practicum experience into a graduate program — many schools will accept up to 75 practicum hours toward a master’s or doctoral degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Rolling admission for national students

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sign Language
  • Professional Communication in CSD
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Hearing Science
  • Speech Science
  • Audiology
  • Observational Methods and Procedures
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Speech and Language Disorders: Pediatric Population
  • Speech and Language Disorders: Adult Population
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Counseling Methods in Communication Disorders
  • Neuroscience

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Fill out the Common Application or the Elms Application.
    • Submit your optional application items, such as your essay, letters of recommendation, or test scores (SAT I or ACT).
    • Submit your official high school transcript or GED/HiSet scores. High school transcripts must be accompanied by an official English translation.
    • Submit proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL iBT OR IELTS.
    • Medical documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36596 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36596 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36596 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicopee

  • 1006 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

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