Communication Sciences & Disorders: B.A.
Of all the gifts bestowed upon humanity, the ability to communicate verbally is one of the most important. Any impairment of this ability can have far-reaching consequences, affecting every aspect of a person's life from learning and work to interactions with family, friends and community. Speech-language pathologists (SLP) provide services to prevent, diagnose, evaluate and treat communication disorders.
At Ouachita, the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CMDS) prepares students for graduate work in speech pathology or audiology or for related fields such as education or health support. We also uniquely combine a Christian perspective and academic excellence in all our courses and service learning experiences.
Speech Pathology Assistant
Applied Behavioral Analysis Technician
Nonprofit Worker (such as Special Olympics or Autism Society)
English as a Second Language Specialist
Anatomy & Physiology of Speech, Language and Hearing
Introduction to Audiology
Clinical Methods: Practicum
View the Ouachita catalog for a full course listing with course descriptions.
View the detailed degree requirements PDF to see all courses included in the program.
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