Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S.
Communication sciences and disorders meets the educational needs of the aspiring speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and other speech-, language-, and hearing-related professionals. Secondary admission required.
The undergraduate program provides students with foundational
knowledge, skills, and experiences in speech, language, and hearing.
The major also provides broad exposure to a variety of disorders to
communication and swallowing.
Secondary admission priority deadline for fall semester is January 15. Following the deadline, applications are accepted until the program is full.
Why Study Communication Sciences and Disorders at Grand Valley?
- Unique curriculum, including broad exposure to communication and swallowing disorders.
- State-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories on a campus located in the heart of Grand Rapids' medical mile.
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019-2029) anticipates a 25-percent increase in need for speech-language pathologists due to an aging population, the growing number of autistic children needing communication and social interventions, and improved survival rates for premature infants.
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019-2029) anticipates a 13-percent increase in need for audiologists due to hearing loss and balance disorders in an aging population, early hearing loss identification in infants, and advances in hearing aid design.
- The coursework provides an outstanding preparatory experience for GVSU students that goes above and beyond what many other institutions provide. It will fulfill the prerequisite requirements of most speech-language pathology and audiology graduate programs and prepare students for graduate study.