of Arts in Communicative Disorders
The Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders (CD) is designed to provide students with the prerequisite knowledge necessary to apply to graduate study leading to the completion of a master’s degree in speech--language pathology or doctoral study in audiology. While the BA degree in CD does not qualify the student to practice speech- language pathology or audiology, there are related fields open to the BA graduate that include teacher’s assistant, classroom aide, child development worker, and speech-language pathology assistant with additional intern experience beyond the undergraduate degree.
requirements necessary to complete the Bachelor's degree are described
in the university
CD 651: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism 3
CD 652: Audiology 3
CD 653: Fluency and Voice Disorders 3
CD 654: Audiometry 3
CD 656: Diagnosis of Communicative Disorders 3
CD 658: Communicative Development and Disorders 3
CD 659: Articulatory and Phonological Disorders 3
CD 660: Communicative Disorders 3
CD 661: Neurolinguistics 3
CD 663: Augmentative & Alternative Communication 3
* CD 668: Dynamics of Communication 3
CD 664: Clinical Phonetics 3
(Optional CD 711: Clinic Aide)
* Meets (GWAR) Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
All students must have course requests approved by an advisor and recorded
on their advising card. Advising occurs each semester during "advising
week.” However advising may be done at any time throughout the semester.
For undergraduate advising please consult the Communicative Disorders
Priority for upper division coursework for the undergraduate major is
granted in the following rank order: conditional graduates admitted to
the major; B.A. majors with senior graduating status, then juniors; Second-baccalaureate
majors; and Open University students on a space available basis.
Undergraduates enter the program in their junior year, usually after having
completed all or most of the general education requirements for a Bachelor's
degree. Students who have questions regarding general education requirements
need to contact a general education advisor in the Advising Center (415)
338-2101. All undergraduate students must complete 124 units to graduate
from the university. Undergraduate students may (on advisement) take up
to 6 units of CD graduate coursework beyond the 124 units required for
graduation during their final semester as an undergraduate.
CHANGE OF MAJOR
Undergraduate students who are entering the program from a different undergraduate
major are required to complete a "Change of Major" card. Approval
must be obtained from the Communicative Disorders Program Coordinator
or major advisor.
TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM
Although we encourage undergraduates to apply for admission to our graduate
program, acceptance is not automatic. Acceptance into the graduate program
is competitive. Undergraduate courses closely follow ASHA requirements
for human communication processes and professional coursework; your undergraduate
program should result in meeting the undergraduate academic requirements
of most other ASHA accredited training programs in CD.
The CD Clinic is located on the ground floor of Burk Hall (BH 114). A
central feature is the Interdisciplinary Clinic. This is a space that
the Communicative Disorders Program shares with the School of Nursing
and Department of Counseling. The clinic complex offers unique opportunities
for student clinicians to interact with students and faculty from other
disciplines. Observation and recording facilities are state-of-the-art.
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San Francisco, CA 94132 (415) 338-1161.