Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders

West Chester University

Dr. Cheryl D. Gunter, Chair
201 Carter Drive, Suite 400
West Chester, PA  19383
Phone:  610.436.2115
Fax:  610.436.3388
cgunter@wcupa.edu


 

ASHA Accredited

 

 

Overview of Programs

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers three programs. The first leads to a bachelor's (B.A.) degree. The second (Pregraduate Certification Program) is for individuals with a bachelor's degree in another field, and it leads to eligibility for admission to a graduate program in speech- language pathology. The third program leads to a master's degree (M.A.).

1. B.A. IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

This degree is a pre-professional program that provides students with basic knowledge of human communication and communicative disorders in preparation for graduate study in audiology, speech-language pathology, speech and hearing science, or related health science or communication fields.

2. PRE-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (PCP)

This program is for students who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than communicative disorders, and who would like to pursue a master's degree in speech-language pathology or audiology.

3. M.A. IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS

This degree provides students with the academic and clinical practicum experiences required for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). Both a thesis and a non-thesis option are offered. The M.A. degree program is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association through 2015. MA Program learning outcomes can be found under KASA.