Communication Sciences & Disorders Program Options

Undergraduate Degrees

Rockhurst University offers both a bachelors of science and a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). These undergraduate programs emphasize an ethical and culturally sensitive approach to clinical practice. An undergraduate degree in CSD prepares a student for graduate work in speech-language pathology, special education, deaf education, and numerous other fields in rehabilitation. Undergraduate coursework provides a broad scientific base for the understanding of normal development of the basic human communication process and an introduction to the study of disorders of communication.

The Undergraduate Course Sequence (PDF) lists the specific courses you will complete in your undergraduate CSD program; please refer to the Rockhurst University Catalog for the complete listing of degree requirements.

Post Baccalaureate Prep Track
Rockhurst University Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders is currently suspending admissions to the Post-Baccalaureate Prep-Track program effective immediately.  Therefore, we will not be considering admissions for the academic year beginning in August 2014.

You may enroll in Rockhurst University’s Communication Sciences & Disorders undergraduate courses as a non-degree seeking student. If you choose to enroll as a non-degree seeking, post baccalaureate student, completion of these courses will meet the requirements for application to the graduate program at Rockhurst University.  However, completion of these courses will not guarantee admission to the Rockhurst University’s graduate program in Communication Sciences & Disorders. 

Master of Science
The Master of Science program provides a solid foundation of required courses to prepare students to provide assessment and treatment of pediatric and adult clients.  Students choose electives in areas of interest such as autism, hearing loss, adult disorders, or multicultural populations.  All clinical hours are obtained in the community in sites such as hospitals, schools or clinics, so students receive real world experience.

Students may complete the master's program full- or part-time.  

The Graduate Course Sequence (PDF) lists the specific courses you will complete in your graduate program.