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Communication Disorders, B.Sc.

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The Communication Disorders program from Southern Connecticut State University is a pre-professional degree designed primarily for students who anticipate earning a master's or doctoral degree, state licensure and national certification as speech-language pathologists or audiologists.

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Course Description

The program's mission is to prepare graduates for entrance into advanced study in communication disorders. The Communication Disorders program from Southern Connecticut State University may also be helpful for entrance into other academic programs, human services professions, or special education.  Students who complete the degree requirements and do not intend to pursue a graduate degree may find immediate entry into positions such as speech assistant, paraprofessional, or aide in public and private school systems.  

The program prepares the undergraduate learner for life-long inquiry, leadership, and adaptation to change, through exposure to state-of-the-art instructional techniques which embrace questioning, interaction, assessment, and communication. Dedicated to excellence in academic preparation, the program is committed to an outcomes-based education.  Through formative and summative assessments, students demonstrate acquired knowledge and skills based on program objectives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications will be processed on a rolling basis after December 15.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Developmental Communication Disorders
  • Introduction to Communication Disorders: Medical Settings
  • Phonetics and Phonological Systems
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • Language Development: Ages Birth to Five
  • Introduction to Hearing Science
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Neurological Bases of Communication
  • Language Acquisition: School Age-Adolescence
  • Speech Science

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    72

    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:

    525

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Online application: This includes a 500 word personal essay and a $50 application fee (payment is made by credit card - American Express, Discover, and Master Card)
  • Document-by-document evaluation of high school record: Evaluation agency must be a member of NACES - List of acceptable evaluation agencies. For questions about the evaluation process, please contact the agency directly. If your transcript is in English, an evaluation is still required to determine diploma equivalency.
  • Proof of English proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, Certificate of completion from ELS Academic English Level 112, SAT, ACT, or successful completion of the English Language Pathways Program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17726 USD/year
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  • National

    17726 USD/year
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  • In-State

    5924 USD/year
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Living costs for New Haven

  • 1380 - 2110 USD/month
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