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Communication Sciences and Disorders Major

BA or BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Degree Plan

The Department of Communications Disorder’s mission is to advance the understanding of normal and disordered speech, language and hearing through teaching, scholarship and service to the community. They train graduate students to provide clinical services in speech-language pathology, provide service to the community, and conduct research on various areas of communication sciences and disorders.

The difference in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders is that the Bachelor of Arts requires six hours of foreign language while the Bachelor of Science instead requires six hours of math/reasoning hours (in addition to the degree curriculum).



The undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders Program provides pre-professional foundations for the master's degree curriculum. A degree in communication disorders can lead to a satisfying and rewarding career in health care, medicine, research, or education. Communication science and disorder degree programs prepare students to diagnose and treat a variety of hearing and speech disorders in children, the elderly, or patients who have suffered speech or hearing trauma. Students can anticipate careers as, Speech Pathologists, Audiologists, Special Education Teachers, Private School Administrators, Counselors, Consultants, Speech and Hearing Therapists. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
100 Clinical Research Services Center
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-2897

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