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Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Sciences
Total credit hours: 63, 68
Internship/Practicum opportunities: Visit the Career Development Center for internship information.
The ability to communicate with others is essential to a productive life. Your degree in communication sciences and disorders is the first step towards a rewarding career helping people to connect to the world around them as a speech and hearing pathologist or therapist, audiologist, teacher or clinician.
Students have the opportunity to complete a 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, enabling you 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.
Visit our Academic Catalog (2018-2019) for course listings.
Thiel College offers scholarships to students for reasons such as academic success, community service or involvement, exemplary leadership and more! The scholarships available to communication sciences and disorders majors are:
Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the types of aid available to students.
It's easy to get involved on campus! Joining a student club or organization is an excellent way to meet others and gain leadership experience. An environmental chemistry major might be interested in the following clubs and orgs:
Visit our Campus Life page to see a full list of student clubs and organizations.
Thiel College graduates with a degree in communication sciences and disorders are in demand! Graduates can work in different fields such as:
Thiel graduates 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.
*Median salaries from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics