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BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders




The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders is designed for students who seek a solid foundation in speech-language pathology and audiology combined with a liberal arts education and high-level Jewish Studies coursework. The program provides the courses required for admission to graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology, as well as the courses required for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification.  The program also provides a foundation for students wishing to go into other related fields like education and healthcare. Further, graduates will receive a strong foundation in Jewish studies and ethics that will help them succeed in their future personal and professional lives and enable them to bring the richness of Jewish tradition into their work.


The program goals for the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders are designed to ensure graduates are prepared for professional positions in the field of communication sciences and disorders, speech-language pathology, or audiology, as well as for graduate study pertaining to speech-language.   


​Program Goals

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders, graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe and compare fundamental knowledge of human communication, communication development, and the nature of communication disorders across the lifespan.

  • Apply ethical and critical thinking skills, including cultural competence for diverse populations within and beyond the Jewish community, as related to communication disorders and differences.

  • Employ effective skills of all forms of expressive communication including written, spoken, and nonverbal communication, across diverse audiences and settings.

  • Explain various methods and modalities for the assessment, analysis, and treatment of communication disorders.

  • Apply a broad-based foundation in the sciences and humanities, including quantitative analysis, technology, and research, through the lens of CSD research and clinical practice.

  • Evaluate clinical research and evidence-based practice in the area of CSD and related disciplines.

  • Explain interprofessional collaboration and its role in CSD research and practice.

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