Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders is granted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and requires 120 credits of coursework, including limited clinical practicum.  Students in the CSD major complete foundational coursework in audiology, speech-language pathology, normal language acquisition, anatomy and physiology, and phonetics.  In addition, students complete advanced courses in language and phonological disorders, organic disorders, speech science, clinical methods and aural rehabilitation. Elective courses may be selected from the areas of physical sciences and mathematics, psychology, linguistics, and basic human communication. 

The BA degree with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders is considered a pre-professional degree. Students must obtain a graduate degree in audiology or speech-language pathology in order to be employed as a certified speech-language pathologist or audiologist in any work setting.

Completion of the BA degree at Wayne State does not imply automatic admission to one of its graduate programs in CSD. All places in the graduate programs are filled on a competitive basis. However, the courses taken for the BA degree in CSD at Wayne State also fulfill the prerequisite requirements for other graduate CSD programs throughout the U.S and Canada. For a listing of programs in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, see ASHA's EdFind service.

For more information on the BA degree program, click here.

 

Post Bachelor Program

Wayne State's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers the opportunity for students with a degree in a field other than communication sciences and disorders to complete the academic requirements to apply for admission to the MA in Speech-Language Pathology or Doctor of Audiology (AuD) graduate program at Wayne or a graduate program at another institution.  Admission to the WSU Post Bachelor program is open to all students who have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher in their undergraduate degree.

Prior to applying for admission to Wayne State or registering for courses, all post-bachelor students should attend an individual advising appointment.  

For admission to Wayne State as a post-bachelor's student, new students from other institutions should apply to the Office of University Admissions.  Students who graduated from WSU should obtain authorization from Student Records.  For assistance, phone 313-577-3531.

Registering in the Post Bachelor program does not imply automatic admission to the MA-SLP or AuD graduate programs.  All places in the graduate programs are filled on a competitive basis. However, the  Post Bachelor program equips students with the academic prerequisites needed to apply to graduate CSD programs throughout the U.S and Canada.  For a complete listing of CSD undergraduate and graduate programs, see ASHA's EdFind service.

For more information on the requirements of the Post Bachelor program, click here.

 

Where can I take B.A. / Post Bachelor program courses?

Courses for the B.A. and Post Bachelor Program can be completed either on Wayne State University's main midtown Detroit campus or at the Macomb Education Center.  

  • For information on courses offered at the Macomb Education Center, click here.
  • For the location of the Macomb Education Center, click here.
  • For additional student resources, click here.

 

 

 

 

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