The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UCF offers two degree options: a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Both undergraduate programs are designed to provide students with a strong liberal arts degree with a sound scientific foundation that leads to employment in a variety of entry-level careers in health and human services or to graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology or related disciplines. The master’s degree is considered the entry level for employment in most speech-language pathology positions and for the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The clinical doctorate is the entry level for audiology.
Students pursuing a B.A. in communication sciences and disorders are required to demonstrate foreign language proficiency equivalent to one year of a college-level foreign language. Three college semesters of American Sign Language may also be used to satisfy this requirement. Students pursuing a B.S. must complete six semester hours of health science courses at the 3000 or 4000 level from a list approved by the department.
Students pursuing the Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders OR Undergraduate Certificate in Language Development and Disorders are not eligible for this major. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in all course work used to satisfy the major. Grades less than C- (1.75) are not accepted. Credit by exam (TSD, military credit), internship or independent study cannot be used toward the major.
Program of Study
The official program of study for the bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders is available online in the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.