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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders


The UC Undergraduate Curriculum in Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed to provide ​you with pre-professional information and experiences about the basic nature of human communication and disorders of communication across the lifespan. You will take coursework in the biological, physical, social sciences, math/statistics and linguistic bases of communication through completion of both general education and specialized courses in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program which incorporate Inter-Professional Education and emphasize Integrated Core Learning.

The curriculum prepares ​you for evidence-based practice in their future graduate coursework and clinical practicum in either Speech-Language pathology OR Audiology. At the undergraduate level, ​you do not specialize in either Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, however, flexibility in the program usually allows you to pursue any specific interests within the field including research.

During the 3rd year of study you will participate in a half-day conference called the Mid-Collegiate Touch Point Conference to review and discuss a case study with an Inter-Professional Educator as the facilitator to assist working in interdisciplinary teams. The curriculum ends with a senior capstone project that requires interdisciplinary and contextual perspectives and enables you to transition to a profession or graduate school and continue to pursue life-long learning and social responsibility is required.

The CSD curriculum allows for ​you to minor in areas such as Spanish, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, etc. You are often able to incorporate a study abroad experience into the curriculum which is highly encouraged.

Below are the program outcomes of the baccalaureate degree in CSD.

1. Students will apply basic principles of biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences to communication sciences & disorders.
2. Students will analyze, synthesize and evaluate information in basic human communication processes and disorders.
3. Students will critique and analyze issues in communication disorders relating theoretical foundations to clinical practice.
4. Students will observe and critically evaluate clinical practice in communication disorders.
5. Students will exhibit professional skills and behaviors, including social responsibility, communication and the ability to work well and collaborate with others.
6. Students will read, evaluate, and integrate information from current scientific and popular literature within the discipline's content area.

The following curriculum guides are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning and meeting with an academic advisor.

CSD Undergraduate Semester Curriculum Effective Fall 2017 (PDF)

CSD 3 Year UG BS Option 2017 (PDF)


Student Jade Clark in the research lab

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