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For students considering a career in speech-language pathology or audiology, this undergraduate major provides the scientific foundation required for graduate academic work and clinical training. This major may be a good match for you if you have an interest in understanding how we communicate, researching the normal or disordered processes in communication, and/or working clinically in the field of communication disorders with individuals with speech, language, hearing or swallowing deficits. The BA degree in Communication Science (CS) emphasizes the normal processes of speech, language and hearing, and also provides an introduction to the nature, cause and remediation of communication disorders across the lifespan. 

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Learn more about the Communication Science program and how it prepares students for careers in audiologyspeech-language pathology and health care fields beyond Communication Science and Disorders.

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Review detailed information on admission requirements and application instructions.

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View the Communication Science program curriculum and coursework requirements.