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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Communication Sciences and Disorders Major (B.S.C.S.D.)

Major code BS5327

College of Health Sciences and Professions
Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, School of
Grover Center W218
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1407

Chao-Yang Lee, c oordinator of undergraduate education/contact person,

Program Overview

The communication sciences and disorders program at Ohio University ensures a well-rounded undergraduate education. Students develop skills and knowledge in scientific and humanistic areas, with a strong emphasis on communication abilities, scholarship, professionalism, service, and multicultural engagement. The curriculum integrates a sequence of interdisciplinary coursework with courses designed to provide a sound understanding of normal human

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  1. Students will be able to analyze normal human communication processes.
  2. Students will be able to identify the factors contributing to typical and disordered communication.
  3. Students will be able to apply the knowledge of human communication processes to the evaluation of contemporary professional issues in commuication sciences and disorders.
  4. Students will be able to describe and evaluate career options in communication sciences and disorders and related fields.


Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Well qualified students graduating from the program apply to graduate programs in communication sciences and disorders to prepare them to become speech-language pathologists and/or audiologists or to pursue a Ph.D. for a career in research and teaching.