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The communication sciences and disorders (CSD) major at Thiel College serves the higher education needs of pre-professionals as they advance their career and reach toward their personal enrichment goals. This interdisciplinary curriculum prepares students to compete for admission to graduate school and prepare for a career in the profession. Dr. Nancy Antonino serves as the adviser and program coordinator.
Graduates with a communication sciences and disorders degree have gone on to pursue rewarding careers as speech and language pathologists, audiologists, teachers and clinical assistants. Jackson Memorial Hospital (Miami, FL), Chardon High School (Chardon, OH), Blue Cross of Western PA (Pittsburgh, PA), Mercer Co. Behavioral Health Commission (Sharon, PA), Good Samaritan Hospital Home Care (Goshen, NY), and Frederick County Public Schools (Frederick, MD) are among the many employers hiring Thiel graduates.
Clinical practicum at area hospitals, schools, clinics and extended care facilities plus internship opportunities at St. Paul’s and Children’s Center of Mercer County enable students to apply theory to practice. The broad background provided by this major is an important first step in preparing students to provide quality care for the adults and children with whom they will work.
A student who graduates from Thiel College with a major in CSD will:
The CSD major has the following objectives:
A major in CSD may be satisfied by completing the B.A. or B.S. requirements. The broad background provided by this major is an important first step in preparing students for successful entry into graduate school. Students interested in speech and language disorders may find the Bachelor of Arts requirements as a suitable first step in pursuing their professional goals as speech-language pathologists. Students interested in speech/hearing sciences, hearing, balance disorders, phonology and research may find the Thiel College Bachelor of Science a suitable first step in pursuing their professional goals as audiologists.
The CSD major consists of 63 credit hours for the B.A and 68 credit hours for the B.S.; both the B.A. and B.S. complete 36 hours of CSD courses. Those intending to earn a B.A. are required to take 27 credit hours of interdisciplinary minor requirements:
Those intending to earn a B.S. are required to take 32 credit hours of interdisciplinary minor requirements:
All courses taken for the major in CSD must be passed with a grade of C minus or better. All courses with a CSD and BIO prefix, after matriculation, are to be completed at Thiel College.
Suggested Sequence of Major Requirements