Communication Sciences & Disorders Program Options
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
The post baccalaureate prep track program is designed for students with a bachelor's degree in a field other than Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). This program allows you to obtain your master degree in three years.
You will complete one year of undergraduate post baccalaureate prep track communication sciences and disorders coursework, and upon successful completion of the post baccalaureate prep track year, you will commence your first year of graduate studies in our two year graduate program in communication sciences and disorders.
The Prep Track Course Sequence (PDF) lists the specific courses you will complete in your prep track year.
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.