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Communicative Sciences and Disorders, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Bend, IN, United States
Learn the ins and outs of the speech and hearing sciences and participate in supervised therapy through various internships, volunteer positions, and the Saint Mary's College Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Saint Mary’s College program.
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Overview

This Communicative Sciences and Disorders program offered at Saint Mary's College is an intensive study of speech, language, and hearing disorders, mild to severe, in people from infants to the elderly. Your research and study will prepare you to work with the population you choose. Learn to guide stroke victims through recovery of their speech and language; diagnose and help treat children with speech delays; or work with infants in need of feeding therapy.

A strong foundation in oral and written communication skills is integral to the major. In your classes you will write case studies, literature reviews, and reflections on your research, experiences, and interactions with clients.

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 Communicative Disorders  
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism 
  • Phonetics 
  • Child Language Development 
  • Speech & Hearing Sciences 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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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General Requirements

  • academic accomplishments as evidenced by rigor of coursework, grades, grade trends
  • self-reported SAT or ACT scores (unless you plan to apply Test Optional). We'll accept your self-reported scores off the application for admission and scholarship consideration, but in order for you to ultimately enroll at Saint Mary's, you will be required to submit your official test scores. So, report them accurately!
  • extracurricular activities
  • community service and leadership experience
  • personal essay
  • recommendations from counselors, teachers, coaches and other personal acquaintances

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    43040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 43040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Bend

  • 885 - 1440 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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