Hope E Baylow, D.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
The University of Scranton offers a traditional four-year and an accelerated three-year baccalaureate degree program, in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). The traditional four-year baccalaureate degree program may be completed with either part-time or full-time study. The three-year accelerated baccalaureate degree program is offered as a full-time program with no option for part-time study.
The Program dedicates itself to providing the highest quality of academic study in human communication science across the lifespan and its application to the assessment and treatment of a diverse community and society at large who present with communication disorders. Students and faculty alike uphold the highest standards to be leaders in the search for knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of information through teaching, service, and community engagement, and through creative examination of ideas and beliefs. Critical thinking, application of theory into practice, technology, and scientific writing is the basis for all student academic, clinical, and interprofessional experiences.
The mission of the undergraduate program is to provide students with a(n) traditional or accelerated liberal arts and sciences education, by introducing foundational courses of theory, methods, research, ethics, and clinical practice in the communication sciences and disorders. Students are introduced to the core knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, disorders, and differences, including the appropriate biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases. The B.S. degree prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology and/or audiology and provides background relevant for advanced study in related disciplines such as education, counseling and human services, gerontology, public health, or neuroscience. Courses for Communication Sciences and Disorders are listed under the prefix CSD.