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B.S. in Communication Disorders
Who Would be Interested in Communication Disorders?
Students who are interested in evaluating and treating anyone with a communication disorder regardless of age and work setting.
Why Communication Disorders?
- Students will have the opportunity to learn from faculty specializing in a specific aspect of communication disorders, such as voice disorders.
- The B.S. in Communication Disorders provides a solid base for applying to a master's program in Communication Disorders. A master's degree is required in order to obtain certification through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- With a B.S. in Communication Disorders an individual could work in the Kentucky public schools as a speech-language pathology assistant under the supervision of a certified speech-language pathologist.
- The EKU master's program in Communication Disorders is accredited through the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Accreditation of bachelor's programs in Communication Disorders does not occur.
What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?
Applicants to the program must meet the following criteria:
- 27 semester credit hours completed--Examples of hours "not completed" may be those from which the student withdrew ("W"), received an incomplete ("I" or "IP"), or did not pass ("F" or "U"). Hours must be based on 100-level courses of higher. Developmental or remedial courses such as those numbered 090, 093, and 095 (or equivalent transfer courses) cannot be counted in the 27 hours nor in the GPA.
- GPA of 3.0 overall (on a 4.0 scale) for the 27 semester credit hours completed
- Minimum ACT composite score of 21
- Grade of "C" or higher in CDS 275--"Introduction to Communication Disorders" or equivalent transfer course is preferred, but applicant is still eligible for consideration.
The applicant's GPA x ACT determines a rank order for those applying. Only 30 applicants will be admitted each year. The application deadline is February 14.
Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?
With a bachelor's degree, only in the public schools as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
With a master's degree and certification and license:
- Medical settings
- Public schools
- Private agencies
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