BHS in Communication Disorders - Second Bachelor's Degree Option
Speech-Language Pathology is a rewarding career — but becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist takes a strong commitment to your education. The entry-level degree for a Speech-Language Pathologist, the minimum degree you need to become licensed and to practice, is the Master’s degree in Communication Disorders.
Moreover, the prerequisite degree to enter into the Master’s program at Governors State is the Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders — or its equivalent.
But what if you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline?
You may have a faster track to completing the Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders at GSU. This means that you would earn a second bachelor’s degree by completing a core of 12 required communication disorder courses and six related courses, depending on your transcript’s content.
First, if you earned your current bachelor’s degree at any Illinois public university, you automatically meet the general education requirements for Governors State — no matter how long ago you may have earned that degree.
Second, any transferable coursework you’ve completed that is included in our Bachelor’s in Communication Disorders program’s core requirements will count toward your degree.
How this affects your pursuit of the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Communication Disorders degree depends on your individual academic record.
How long will it take to complete a second bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders?
Students enrolled full-time typically complete undergraduate coursework in three or four terms (1 to 1 1/3 years). Part-time students typically complete undergraduate requirements in about two years.