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Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Communication Sciences and Disorders major will prepare you for graduate education in speech-language pathology or audiology. You’ll also be eligible for a Massachusetts license as a speech-language pathology assistant, a role in which you’ll provide treatment to individuals with communication disorders under the direct supervision of certified speech-language pathologist.

Professionals with graduate degrees in speech-language pathology or audiology assess and treat individuals with communication disorders such as fluency (stuttering), voice, aphasia, swallowing disorders, hearing loss, speech sound disorders, and language disorders. They often work in hospitals, clinics, private and public schools, or private practice. In order to become a certified or licensed speech-language pathologist or audiologist, you’ll be required to complete an advanced degree.

Careers and Internships

Career Outcomes

In a survey of our 2014-15 graduates, 100 percent of communication sciences and disorders majors who responded reported being employed or in graduate school.

Those who entered the workforce took on roles such as Pre-K teacher, speech language pathology assistant, developmental specialist, early intervention developmental specialist, and special education paraprofessional.

Graduate School

Graduates who have continued their educations did so in audiology; counseling and casework; pediatric and developmental disability services; and speech-language pathology.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Springfield College accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis but international students should apply as soon as possible.

  • 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 Communication Disorders 
  • Clinical Phonetics 
  • Introduction to Linguistics 
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech/Hearing Mechanisms 
  • Introduction to Audiology 
  • Speech and Hearing Science 
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders 
  • Language Acquisition and Development 
  • Clinical Procedures for Communication Disorders 
  • Aural Rehabilitation 
  • Language Disorders in Children 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    523

    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.

General Requirements

To apply to Springfield College, submit the following items.

  • $50 application fee or fee waiver
  • Essay 
  • SAT/ACT Scores 
  • Official High School Transcript 
  • One Academic Reference

For international Students

  • Submit your application through the Common Application online or a paper application.
  • Complete the Springfield College member screen questions and pay the application fee.
  • Submit Official Transcript(s) in English.
  • Submit proof of English proficiency.
  • Submit completed Dean’s Report Form (for transfer students only).
  • Financial Guarantee Form and $1,000 tuition deposit. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Springfield

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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