Communication Sciences and Disorders

Undergraduate Program

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Program offers two Bachelor of Arts degrees in CSD (Communication Sciences and Disorders/Audiology).

The educational mission of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Harding University is to prepare highly competent speech-language pathologists in a rigorous academic curriculum with an emphasis on Christian living.  The program is designed to reflect the university goal of integrating faith, learning and living in order for the students to function within professional and global communities.  The undergraduate program begins this process.

The undergraduate communication sciences and disorders majors are pre-professional in nature and are strongly recommended for students planning to pursue a graduate degree and certification by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Students receive their clinical experience under the supervision of ASHA certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.  All students participating in clinical activities must exhibit the Essential Skills necessary to become a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. The program supports the ASHA position that the graduate degree should be the minimum requirement for professional certification.

All CSD undergraduate students must select a minor in some related area. Students may choose to use the undergraduate CSD degree as an entry point into graduate education in areas such as speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education, special education, reading, second language acquisition, or to work as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. If students wish to remain at Harding to obtain a graduate degree, they must apply for admission to the Harding graduate program, even if they earned an undergraduate degree from Harding.  The application process and requirements are specified elsewhere in this online resource and in the CSD handbook.

Specific degree requirements are indicated below:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders - Clinical

Liberal Arts - 53 hours (proscribed from the Harding liberal arts offerings)

CSD Major Specific Courses: - 44 hours (listed below)

 

Course #

 

Title

 

Hours

 

Semester

 

CSD 215

 

Normal Language Development

 

3

 

F/S

 

CSD 230

 

Introduction to the Professions in CSD

 

2

 

F/S

 

CSD 250

 

Survey of Communication Disorders

 

3

 

F/S

 

CSD 276

 

Global Comm. Perspectives

 

3

 

F/S

 

CSD 290

 

Phonetics

 

3

 

F/S

 

CSD 325

 

Phon. and Articulation Disorders

 

3

 

F/S

 

CSD 326

 

Language Disorders

 

3

 

F/S

 

CSD 380

 

Clinical Methods/Procedures, Diagnostics

 

3

 

F/S

 

CSD 381

 

Clinical Methods/Procedures, Treatment

 

3

 

F/S

 

*CSD 385

 

Initial Fund/Clinical Practicum

 

1

 

F/S

 

CSD 386

 

Continued Fund/Clinical Practicum

 

1

 

F/S

 

CSD 400

 

Anatomy and Physiology of Sp. & Lang.

 

3

 

F/S

 

CSD 401

 

Speech and Voice Science

 

3

 

F/S

 

CSD 402

 

Audiology

 

3

 

F/S

 

CSD 404

 

Aural Rehabilitation

 

3

 

F/S

 

CSD 421

 

Offsite Fund/Clinical Practicum

 

4

 

F/S

 

*Acceptance into the clinical track

 

 

 

Minor - 18 hours (minimum)

Remaining Required Bible and Electives - 13 hours (minimum)

Total - 128 hours

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders - Non-Clinical

To earn a degree with this major, students will need to replace CSD 385, 386 and 421 with at least six additional hours of electives. This option is designed for students who do not need or want the clinical practicum experiences (such as those planning to continue education in audiology, speech and hearing science, or have transferred into the program and do not want to delay graduation in order to complete the five semester clinical practicum sequence. All other aspects of this major remain the same.

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Box 10872
Searcy, AR 72149-5615