Employment continues to increase in the field of Communication Science and Disorders (CSD) with critical shortages of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) evident throughout the nation. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics ranked Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology among the top 30 fastest growing occupations over the next decade (BLS 2002-2003 Occupational Outlook Handbook).
The mission of the School of Communication Science & Disorders is to prepare speech-language pathologists and audiologists to provide clinical services to individuals with speech, language, and hearing impairments. The undergraduate curriculum (42 hours) leading to a bachelor’s degree offers liberal arts education in human communication and its disorders. Students learn about anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms; sound and its perception; and the development of language and communication systems. As well as, the components of the English sound system; the neurological bases of speech, language and hearing; and strategies used in the management and evaluation of speech, language and hearing impairments. The bachelor’s degree also offers a pre-professional education that is required to gain entry into graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
For information about the undergraduate program sequence, see the academic program guide: http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/communication_disorders.html.
For information about recommended prerequisites and the course sequence, see the academic map: http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/Maps/Mapcommdisorders.html
Interdisciplinary Certificate Programs
Certificate in Developmental Disabilities
Current undergraduates are eligible to pursue an interdepartmental Certificate in Developmental Disabilities, which provides a foundation of knowledge regarding etiology, treatment and policy issues related to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Students seeking this certificate must satisfy 9 credit hours of coursework and 3 credit hours of practicum from the approved list of courses and practicum sites. For more information see Developmental Disabilities Certificate Information. To apply see the Developmental Disabilities Application Developmental Disabilities Course , Developmental Disabilities Application-Tracking Record .
Students interested in the Certificate in Developmental Disabilities Certificate program should consult with: Dr. Juliann Woods; firstname.lastname@example.org
CS&D Undergraduate Admissions
We admit new majors to our undergraduate programs in the fall semester only, although students admitted for fall have the option of starting coursework in summer. However, the program will take a minimum of two years to complete after acceptance to the major. The deadline to apply for summer/fall 2017 admission is Monday, February 1, 2017 by 5pm EST. Students can submit their applications January 5, 2017, through Feb. 1, 2017 by 5PM EST.
For any questions regarding our undergraduate program, please call the CCI Advising Center at 850-644-7278.
Complete and Submit the Online Application
Students must complete this online application registration form and print out the confirmation email you will receive. Please submit this online application between January 5th, 2017, and February 1st, 2017 by 5PM EST to be eligible for the undergraduate program.
The online application will be available here on January 4th, 2017. Call the CCI Advising Center at 850-644-7278 with any questions.
Those students who are accepted into the School of Communication will be notified during the spring semester on whether or not they have been accepted into the program and concerning other pertinent information.
For additional assistance, prospective undergraduate students may call the Advising Center at 850-644-7278 to schedule an appointment to discuss the application process.
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