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Communication Sciences and Disorders Major, BA

(NYC)

Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program on Pace University’s New York City Campus provides a strong foundation in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology, and prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in hospitals, schools, community agencies, private practice, and research. This program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Speech-language pathologists are concerned with evaluation, treatment, and research in human communication disorders. They treat such disorders as stuttering, voice and articulation disorders, and delayed language development. Audiologists specialize in hearing conservation, identification, assessment, and habilitation of hearing disorders.

BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The communication sciences and disorders major introduces students to the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. This program provides a strong foundation for graduate study in either of these fields and prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in hospitals, schools, community agencies, private practice, or research. 

Three tracks are offered - all within the required 120-credit minimum:   

CSD non-teaching track: introduction to the two fields and preparation for graduate study, this track allows students to minor in another area of study (e.g. psychology, health studies);

CSD with teaching minor track: An additional 14 credits of coursework is required to qualify for the Initial Certificate in Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.  Students interested in applying for initial certification must apply via the individual transcript review pathway through the NYS Department of Education upon graduation.

CSD with bilingual teaching extension track: An additional 20 credits of coursework is required to qualify for the Bilingual Extension of the Initial Certificate.  Students interested in applying for initial certification must apply via the individual transcript review pathway through the NYS Department of Education upon graduation.

Requirements

University Core – (44-55 credits)

All Pace undergraduates must include the following courses: UNV 101; 1-Learning Community (LC); 2-writing enhanced courses (WEC); 1-Civic Engagement/Public Values course (formerly AOK I); 1-Western Heritage (WH; formerly AOK 2); 1-World Cultures and Traditions (WCT; formerly AOK 3); 1-Humanistic & Creative Expressions (HCE; formerly AOK 4) 1-Analysis of Human, Social & Natural Phenomenon ((HSN; formerly AOK 5); TWO additional courses from WH, WCT, HCE, or HSN; PSY 112 (HSN); PSY 375; and ONE of the following -  PSY 311, PSY 315, or PSY 323; in addition to PSY 205 which is required in the major. 

Recommended: BIO 123, and one additional physical science course.

Major Courses: Three Track Options

CSD Non-Teaching Track Option: 53 credits in the CSD major. This track allows students to double major or minor in another discipline and allows for many electives. Open Electives: 12-23 credits.

CSD and Initial Teaching Certificate Option: 67 credits in the CSD major. Open Electives: min. 9 credits.  Students interested in applying for initial certification must apply via the individual transcript review pathway through the NYS Department of Education upon graduation.

Combined CSD with the Initial Teaching Cert./Bilingual Extension Option: 73 credits in the CSD major. Open Electives: min. 3 credits.  Students interested in applying for initial certification must apply via the individual transcript review pathway through the NYS Department of Education upon graduation.

Required CSD Courses: ALL OPTIONS – (53)

CSD 223Psycholinguistics

3 credits

CSD 240Introduction to Communication Disorders

3 credits

CSD 241Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures

3 credits

CSD 251Early Language Development

3 credits

CSD 253Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms

3 credits

CSD 256Phonetics

3 credits

CSD 270Introduction to Audiology

3 credits

CSD 342Advanced Communication Disorders

3 credits

CSD 355Bilingual Speech-Language Development and Disorders

3 credits

CSD 356Hearing Science

3 credits

CSD 357Speech Science

3 credits

CSD 371Introduction to Audiologic Rehabilitation

3 credits

CSD 460Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology

4 credits

CSD 461Clinical Practicum in Speech Pathology II

4 credits

CSD 480Applied Research Methods for Communication Sciences and Disorder Majors

3 credits

Must take the following courses (6 credits):

CSD 352 (Language in the School-Age Child)   3 credits

CSD 372 (Counseling in CSD)                        3 credits

Note that both CSD 460 and CSD 461 require a minimum 2.7 in the major and no more than 1C in a CSD course.

Total Credit Hours: 120

Initial Teaching Certificate Option: (67 credits)

Required CSD Courses: ALL OPTIONS (53 credits)

Additional Required CSD Course/s for Initial Teaching Option

CSD 353School Programs in Speech

3 credits

Required TCH Courses (11)

TCH 211AChild Abuse and Violence Prevention

0 credits

TCH 211BProfessional Seminar III

0 - 1 credits

TCH 201Education I: Understanding Schools

4 credits

TCH 497Student Teaching Seminar in Speech and Language Disabilities

6 credits

Open Electives (Min. 9 credits)

Total Credit Hours:120

Total Credit Hours: 120

Combined Initial Teaching Certificate and Bilingual Extension Option: (73 credits)

Required CSD Courses: ALL OPTIONS (53 credits)

Additional Required CSD Course/s for Combined Initial and Bilingual Extension Option

CSD 353School Programs in Speech

3 credits

Required TCH Courses w. Bilingual Extension – (17)

TCH 211AChild Abuse and Violence Prevention

0 credits

TCH 211BProfessional Seminar III

0 - 1 credits

TCH 201Education I: Understanding Schools

4 credits

TCH 497Student Teaching Seminar in Speech and Language Disabilities

6 credits

TCH 351Foundations of Bilingual Education

3 credits

TCH 453Methods and Materials of Teaching in Pre K-6 in the Bi-Lingual Classroom

3 credits

Note: For the Bilingual Extension of the Initial Certificate, students must pass the State competency test in a language of choice.  In addition, a summer school session to accommodate all courses and credits will be necessary.

Open Electives (Min. 3 credits)

Total Credit Hours:120

Total Credit Hours: 120

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