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B.S.Ed. Degree with a Major in Communication Disorders

  • Total Credit Hours: 126
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About

Communication disorders can affect people of all backgrounds and involve problems with speech, language and auditory processing. People with communication disorders may have difficulty getting their message across or receiving communication from other sources. Students in the communication disorders program at Valdosta State University are introduced to the field of speech-language pathology and develop the intervention skills necessary to help individuals with communication disorders.

The VSYou Difference

Students in the communication disorders program at Valdosta State have access to 11 therapy rooms, a full audiological suite and a voice/speech science lab. An on-campus clinic offers hearing evaluations, speech evaluations and speech/language therapy to members of the Valdosta community and is staffed by graduate clinicians, who are supervised by licensed and certified speech-language pathologists. Students gain additional experience in the field and stay on the forefront of research by participating in the college’s chapter of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

What You'll Learn

At the undergraduate level, students are introduced to the field of speech-language pathology and develop the skills, knowledge and attitude necessary to help people of all ages and with a variety of speech- and hearing-related issues. The communication disorders curriculum includes coursework, observation, writing assignments, and exposure to normal and disordered aspects of speech, language and hearing. All students must complete a Master of Science in Education degree in communication disorders in order to meet the current standards required for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, certification for public school service personnel and state licensure.

 

Careers

  • Audiologist
  • Audiology Technician
  • Auditory-Verbal Therapist
  • Communications Specialist
  • Hearing Therapist
  • Secondary School Art Teacher
  • Speech Clinician
  • Speech Therapist
  • Speech, Language and Hearing Scientist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
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