Undergraduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders focus on the study of normal communication and its impairment, and the habilitation, and rehabilitation of children and adults with disorders of speech, hearing, and language. It includes pre-professional coursework for students who wish to undertake graduate programs leading to careers as speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Students have the opportunity to observe clinical practice in the Queens College Speech-Language-Hearing Center. The program also introduces basic speech, language, and hearing science in preparation for graduate study in such areas as acoustic phonetics, psychological and physical acoustics, and psycholinguistics.
Pre-requisite Courses for Graduate School Applicants in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology
For post-BA/BS students changing careers
Students who have an undergraduate degree in another field, who would like to change career paths, need to take a set of pre-requisite courses in the communication sciences and disorders (CSD) major in order to meet entry requirements for masters' programs in speech-language pathology or audiology.
To take these courses at Queens College, students must do both of the following:
- either apply to the college as a second BA student or a non-matriculating undergraduate student and be accepted.
- apply for admission to the undergraduate Communication Science and Disorders major through the LCD department or Speech-Language Hearing Center, and be accepted into the major (100 Speech Pathology).
Matriculation as a second BA student provides earlier registration in classes, and the ability to register for several courses per semester at a set rate.
Admission to the undergraduate major is a competitive process. Application requires an accumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the first BA, or in 24 college credits beyond the BA. There are several application cycles per year. See the undergraduate program page for all application deadlines. Contact the program if you have additional questions:
Karen Ball, Undergraduate Coordinator
Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology
The Speech-Language Pathology Program offers a wide range of clinical experiences during the four semesters of full-time study. Course work includes language and learning disorders of pre-school and school age children, neuromotor communication disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, dysphagia, adult neuropathology, and courses in phonological, fluency, and voice disorders. Formal courses are balanced with carefully designed seminars and practicum experiences. A major feature of the program is its highly individualized and personal approach. Classes are small and taught by an exceptional faculty who are readily available to students. Members of the academic faculty are actively involved in one-to-one clinical mentoring. During the past three years, graduates of the Speech-Language Pathology program have achieved a 100% passing rate on the ETS Praxis examination, 100% full-time employment rate, and 100% completion of the program within two years.