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Through a degree in communication sciences and disorders, you will learn how to become a thoughtful, effective communicator who is mindful of how others communicate in a wide range of settings. You’ll develop a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing, and become familiar with the disorders that affect the ability to communicate. You’ll explore the development and nature of speech, language, communication, and swallowing from physiological, neurological, psychological, and multicultural perspectives.
Our program will prepare you for graduate and other advanced studies in speech language pathology and audiology as well as in the allied health and educational fields. You can also obtain employment as a voice coach, research assistant, or educator. This degree gives you an understanding of the science of human communication and its disorders, integrating information from the broad areas of human development, psychology, cognitive science, biology, acoustics, and language sciences.
The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.
It is required that majors in the communication sciences and disorders program attend a new majors meeting prior to declaring their major and recommended that students meet with a departmental adviser once a year thereafter.
Students may not offer more than six credits for a baccalaureate degree from Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders 4270, 5271, 5272, and 5273.
The department chair may allow substitutions for one or more of these requirements consistent with the educational goals of the program.
Students must complete all of the following:
Additionally, students who intend to pursue advanced degrees in speech-language pathology or audiology are encouraged to take courses that satisfy the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certification Standards. Courses in the areas of statistics (Psychology 3400 or its equivalent), physical sciences (Physics 1005/1100, Chemistry 1007 or an equivalent), and social/behavioral sciences (Psychology 1000 or its equivalent) are strongly suggested.
Students must maintain a B average in major courses, with no grade lower than a C. No course may be repeated more than once.
The program in communication sciences and disorders comprises three tiers. Students must complete all courses within a given tier before advancing into the next.
Students will be able to:
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One point that can never be repeated enough is the importance of working with your professors and instructors. Even though there is plenty of good information to be found online, in each class you will learn from an expert in the field, who can answer your questions or direct you to the best resources available. The value of faculty cannot be overstated. Good connections with your instructors may be a deciding factor in landing your dream job.
Prof. Meital Avivi-Reich completed her B.A and M.A in Communication Disorders at Tel-Aviv Univers...
Sharon Beaumont-Bowman spent the first 14 years of practice in the medical setting. She received ...
Akiko Fuse is associate professor in the Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders Department a...
I received a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1999, a Master’s degree from Stirling Univers...
Dr. Audrey Hazamy is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences, an...
Sharona Levy previously served at several CUNY institutions: Borough of Manhattan Community Colle...
Shuming Lu did his postgraduate work (1984-86) at East China Normal University, Shanghai. He taug...
Klara Marton is a professor and the chairperson of the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences...
Dorothy Neave-DiToro, Au.D. is an Associate Professor and is currently serving as the Acting Exec...
Jennifer Sass-Brown believes that pragmatics are the key to communication. Humans communicate whe...
Seung-yun Yang, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor in the department of Communication, Art...
Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the communication sciences and disorders B.A. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:
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