Communication Sciences and Disorders (A.S.)
The Associate in Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders offers an intensive course of study in the area of speech and language disorders, including supervised field experience in a variety of settings. Upon completion of the Associate in Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree program, the graduate is eligible to apply for certification1 as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant to the New Hampshire Allied Health Speech Language Pathology Governing Board. The program is designed to meet guidelines of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Speech Language Pathology Assistant courses are also available without the Associate in Science degree for those not seeking certification.
Students will have the opportunity to:
- Gain knowledge, field experience, and core technical skills within the field of speech language pathology assisting.
- Meet professional standards in keeping with state and national guidelines for competency and ethics.
If you reside in another state, please check with the appropriate agency to determine if this program meets requirements in that state.
Minimum Credit Requirement: 60 credits
Minimum Residency Requirement: 16 credits must be taken at Granite State College
A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.
|Requirements General Education Requirements||Credit Hours 24|
|Requirements Major Requirements||Credit Hours 32|
|Requirements Open Electives||Credit Hours 4|
|Requirements Total||Credit Hours 60|
General Education Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of one course overlap between the Concentration and General Education areas.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|PSY 509||Human Development||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
A minimum grade of C is required in all Concentration coursework.
|Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders|
|COMM 511||Role of the Speech-Language Assistant||4|
|COMM 512||Survey of Communication Disorders||4|
|COMM 513||Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing||4|
|COMM 514||Articulation and Phonological Disorders||4|
|COMM 515||Introduction to Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation||4|
|COMM 516||Clinical Practicum I||2|
|COMM 516A||Clinical Practicum II||2|
|COMM 516B||Clinical Practicum III||2|
|COMM 516C||Clinical Practicum IV||2|
|PSY 521||Language Acquisition||4|
Open electives are courses students will need to take in addition to their general education and major requirements in order to satisfy the remaining credit totals for their programs. Open electives are defined as any credit course offered by the College not already included in the student's general education, major, concentration or minor. Students will need 60 credits total to graduate with an associate degree.