The UC Undergraduate Curriculum in Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed to provide students with pre-professional information and experiences about the basic nature of human communication and disorders of communication across the lifespan. Students take coursework in the biological, physical, social sciences, math/statistics and linguistic bases of communication through completion of both general education and specialized courses in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program which incorporate Inter-Professional Education and emphasize Integrated Core Learning.
The curriculum prepares students for evidence-based practice in their future graduate coursework and clinical practicum in either Speech-Language pathology OR Audiology. At the undergraduate level, students do not specialize in either Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, however, flexibility in the program usually allows students to pursue any specific interests within the field including research.
During the 3rd year of study students participate in a half-day conference called the Mid-Collegiate Touch Point Conference to review and discuss a case study with an Inter-Professional Educator as the facilitator to assist working in interdisciplinary teams. The curriculum ends with a senior capstone project that requires interdisciplinary and contextual perspectives and enables students to transition to a profession or graduate school and continue to pursue life-long learning and social responsibility is required.
The CSD curriculum allows for students to minor in areas such as Spanish, Psychology, Early Childhood Education, etc. Students are often able to incorporate a study abroad experience into the curriculum which is highly encouraged.
The following curriculum guides are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic advisor or faculty mentor.
CSD Undergraduate Semester Curriculum 2016-2017 (PDF)
CSD Undergraduate Semester Curriculum 2015-2016 (PDF)
CSD Undergraduate Semester Curriculum 2014-2015 (PDF)
Semester-CSD 3 Year UG BS Option 2016