Viterbo’s communication disorders and sciences program prepares students to recognize the key role effective communication plays in academic, social, and vocational success. By exploring human communication from a biological, physical, social, and linguistic aspect students develop an understanding of what happens when communication is impaired. Students will have the opportunity to take part in therapy simulations and guided clinical observations to deepen their knowledge of communication disorders affecting children, adolescents, and adults.
The broad scope of the Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences provides the necessary background for the academic, clinical, and research aspects of a master’s degree program. Students interested in pursuing this undergraduate degree are typically interested in pursuing graduate work in speech pathology and audiology.
The Communication Disorders and Sciences program is 54 to 57 credits of core coursework that will build an understanding of the biological, physical, social, and linguistic aspects of communication. Through facility mentorship, coursework, and clinical observations students will develop an understanding of what happens when communication is impaired.