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Major in Communication Sciences & Disorders

The CSD Major:

  • Prepares you for graduate school in speech-language pathology or audiology
  • Integrates academic knowledge with clinical competency
  • Lets you interact with graduate students in the Speech and Hearing Center and learn assessment and treatment techniques
  • Meets undergraduate requirements for certification with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Satisfies prerequisites for graduate degrees leading to New York State licensure

Benefits of a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Science (B.S.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders

You Are Choosing a Quality Program

Our mission is to effectively prepare students to meet the challenges of our professions by providing quality instruction, modeling and mentoring, and curricular changes which reflect our diverse society in accordance with the accepted standards of our professions. Our curriculum is comprehensive and integrates academic knowledge and clinical competencies. It meets all undergraduate requirements for certification with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and all undergraduate requirements for New York State Licensure.

You Will Be Prepared for Graduate School

The communication sciences and disorders undergraduate major is a pre-professional track that prepares students for a career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Courses focus on the scientific basis and nature of human communication, its disorders, assessment, and remediation. Students study the normal processes of hearing, speech and language development, and their disorders such as articulation and phonological disorders, language-learning delays/disorders, aphasia, autism, hearing impairment, deafness, and others. Highly qualified faculty members, who have an extensive background in the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders, teach all of the courses.

You Will Be Prepared to Work with Clients with Communication Disorders

The goal of the undergraduate program is to provide a solid foundation for the development of clinical expertise. Students interact with graduate students in the Speech and Hearing Center. There, they are introduced gradually to functioning as a student clinician by observing assessment and treatment sessions. Although you will perform the majority of your clinical work at the graduate level, some undergraduates are allowed to work with one client during their last year of study. They love it!

Program Requirements

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about communication sciences and disorders at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact:

Patrick Coppens, Ph.D., Interim Chair
Office: Sibley Hall 222C
Phone: (518) 564-2173
Email: patrick.coppens@plattsburgh.edu

SUNY Plattsburgh
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Sibley Hall 226
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901