Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders is to prepare Christian men and women with the proper foundation for graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, so they can one day serve with excellence the millions of people whose lives are affected by various speech, language, hearing, cognitive, and swallowing disorders, problems that touch our sense of humanness.
Upon completion of the University baccalaureate and major requirements, the Communication Sciences and Disorders department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Overall, obtaining a degree in this major requires 56 credits.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustical, cultural, and developmental bases and the nature, etiology, and characteristics of speech, language, hearing, swallowing, and other communication disorders (ULO 1).
- Demonstrate the ability to complete scholarly research and writing in the field of communication sciences and disorders (ULO 1).
- Demonstrate their ability to integrate their faith into clinical practice (ULO 2).
- Develop diagnostic and intervention plans for individuals with a variety of communication and swallowing disorders (ULO 3).
Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.
All majors must achieve a minimum grade of a "C" in all major courses taken at Biola. Anyone receiving a lower grade must repeat the course with a higher grade to receive credit for the course.
|Program-Specific Core Curriculum (GE) Courses|
|In addition to the program courses, eventual licensing and credentialing in the field by the American Speech Language Hearing Association requires at least one course in the following Core Curriculum (GE) areas: Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Behavioral/Social Sciences, Research/Statistics, and an alternative communication modality. In light of this, the department strongly recommends that students take the following Core Curriculum (GE) courses:|
|Biological Principles: Lecture|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|Physical Science Survey: Lecture|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Select 4 credits of American Sign Language:|
|Elementary American Sign Language|
|Elementary American Sign Language II|
|Intermediate American Sign Language|
|In addition to the courses below, students must complete 25 hours of observation.|
|CODS 210||Introduction to Human Disabilities||3|
|CODS 318||Neuroanatomical Foundations for Communication Disorders||3|
|CODS 321||Clinical Phonetics and Phonology||3|
|CODS 324||Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing||3|
|CODS 325||Speech and Hearing Science||3|
|CODS 328||Fluency Disorders||3|
|CODS 331||Speech and Language Development and Disorders (Birth to 5yrs)||3|
|CODS 332||Speech and Language Development and Disorders (5yrs to Adolescence)||3|
|CODS 418||Multi-Cultural Issues in Communication Disorders||3|
|CODS 422||Neurogenic Communication Disorders||3|
|CODS 424||Aural Rehabilitation||3|
|CODS 429||Clinical Practicum: Biola Speech/Language Clinic||2|
|CODS 439||Speech Sound Disorders||3|
|CODS 441||Diagnostic Methods||3|
|CODS 442||Therapeutic Methods||3|
|CODS 444||Voice Disorders||3|
|CODS 466||Research in Communication Disorders||3|