Communication Sciences and Disorders, Certificate

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The postbaccalaureate certificate in communication sciences and disorders is designed for students who have already received a bachelor's degree in another discipline but wish to pursue a master's degree in speech-language pathology or communication disorders. This coursework will provide students with the prerequisite background and knowledge necessary to perform at the master's degree level in the field. Completion of the postbaccalaureate certificate will allow students to meet the American Speech Language and Hearing Association requirements to enter master's degree programs in speech-language pathology or communication disorders.

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The Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders certificate does not guarantee admission into any program, but does indicate that the candidate has acquired the requisite coursework in preparation for graduate level study.

Curriculum

There are 27 required credit hours in the certificate in communication sciences and disorders. A "C" minimum is required for all courses in the certificate, although students must maintain a 3.00 GPA in the certificate program.

Fall Start

Fall

  • SHS 250 Phonetics (3 credits)
  • SHS 310 Anatomical/Physiological Bases of Speech (3 credits)
  • SHS 311 Physical/Physiological Bases of Hearing (3 credits)
  • SHS 367 Language Science (3 credits)

 Spring

  • SHS 375* Speech Science (3 credits; Prerequisites SHS 250, 310, 311)
  • SHS 401* Introduction to Audiology (3 credits; Prerequisite SHS 311)
  • SHS 402 Clinical Methods and Treatment of Comm. Disorders (3 credits; Prerequisite SHS 250)
  • SHS 465 Speech and Language Acquisition (3 credits; Prerequisite SHS 367. SHS 565 if graduate credit desired)

Summer

  • SHS 496 Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits; Prerequisites SHS 375, 401. SHS 596 if graduate credit desired)

Spring Start 

Spring

  • SHS 250 Phonetics (3 credits)
  • SHS 310 Anatomical/Physiological Bases of Speech (3 credits)
  • SHS 311 Physical/Physiological Bases of Hearing (3 credits)
  • SHS 367 Language Science (3 credits)

Summer

  • SHS 375 Speech Science (3 credits; Prerequisites SHS 250, 310, 311)
  • SHS 401 Introduction to Audiology (3 credits; Prerequisite SHS 311)

Fall

  • SHS 402 Clinical Methods and Treatment of Comm. Disorders (3 credits; Prerequisite SHS 250)
  • SHS 465 Speech and Language Acquisition (3 credits; Prerequisite SHS 367. SHS 565 if graduate credit desired)
  • SHS 496* Aural Rehabilitation (3 credits; Prerequisites SHS 375, 401. SHS 596 if graduate credit desired)

* Course also offered in summer

Applicants will be expected to have met ASHA general knowledge requirements either before or during completion of the certificate.  The general knowledge courses include one undergraduate level course in each of the following areas: statistics, social/behavioral sciences, biological science, and physics or chemistry.

Requirements

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree in another field with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Applicants will be expected to have met ASHA general knowledge requirements either before or during completion of the certificate.  The general knowledge courses include one undergraduate level course in each of the following areas: statistics, social/behavioral sciences, biological science, and physics or chemistry.

Students can apply completed courses from the list if they have passed them with a grade of B or higher at Arizona State.

Students are limited to 6 credit hours from another institution. Students will have to submit their syllabi and transcripts for review and determination of equivalency will occur after your acceptance into the program.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders (Certificate)
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