Communication Sciences and Disorders

Undergraduate Program

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The undergraduate communication sciences and disorders majors are pre-professional in nature and are strongly recommended for students planning to pursue a graduate degree and certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Students receive clinical experience under the supervision of ASHA certified speech-language pathologists.  All students participating in clinical activities must exhibit the Essential Skills necessary to become a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

All CSD undergraduate students on the traditional track must select a minor in some related area. Students may choose to use the undergraduate CSD degree as an entry point into graduate education in areas such as speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education, special education, reading, second language acquisition, or to work as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. If students wish to remain at Harding to obtain a graduate degree, they must apply for admission to the Harding graduate program, even if they earned an undergraduate degree from Harding. The application process and requirements are specified elsewhere in this online resource and in the CSD handbook.

Programs Available

Accelerated Speech-Language Pathology (ASLP), BA/MS

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Communication Sciences and Disorders - Clinical (CSD2), BA

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Communication Sciences and Disorders - Non-Clinical (CSDN), BA

To earn a degree with this major, students will need to replace CSD 3850, 3860, and 4210 with at least six additional hours of electives. This option is designed for students who do not need or want the clinical practicum experiences (such as those planning to continue education in audiology, speech and hearing science, or have transferred into the program and do not want to delay graduation in order to complete the five semester clinical practicum sequence).

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Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, BA

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American Sign Language Certificate

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Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Box 10872
Searcy, AR 72149-5615