Why Study Communication Disorders?
General Education Requirements: 37 – 41 hoursFull Program Requirements
Core Requirements: 54 hours
Electives: 25 – 29 hours
Total: 120 hours
The ability to
communicate is influenced by a variety of factors at diverse points across the
lifespan. Governors State’s Bachelor of
Health Science in Communication Disorders (CDIS) equips students with the
foundational knowledge and academic credits needed for entry into the Master’s
program to become a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). Students
receive real-world preparation that includes a state-of-the-art audiology suite
and clinical tools such as Master Clinician and SimuCase.
In addition to completing
the undergraduate curriculum for a degree in CDIS, students also meet course
requirements for the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Professional
Educator License endorsement in Non-Teaching Speech-Language Pathology, and
undergraduate-level content required for the Certificate of Clinical Competence
in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing
coursework undergraduate Communication Disorders students engage in many
practical, real-life activities that help them prepare for graduate
school. Once in graduate school,
students participate in internal practicum experiences supervised by CDIS
faculty and full-time external practicum experiences.
Reach your career goals.
As a future Speech-Language Pathologist, you will
empower clients of all ages through an improved ability to communicate. Employment
for speech-language pathologists is expected to grow by 18% over the next
decade (Bureau of Labor Statistics).