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Quick Facts

  • 5 – Number of faculty members receiving FLASHA’s “Honors of the Association Award” (statewide)
  • 248 – Number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in 2015-16
  • 81 – Number of master’s degrees awarded in 2015-16

2,000 – Number of clients served by the Communication Disorders Clinic in 2015-16

  • 11 – Number of faculty members who are fellows of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Mailing Address

    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    College of Health and Public Affairs
    University of Central Florida
    P.O. Box 162215
    4364 Scorpius Drive
    Orlando, FL 32816-2215

    Phone: 407-823-4798
    Fax: 407-823-4816

    Bachelor of Arts/Science

    The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UCF offers two degree options: a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Both undergraduate programs are designed to provide students with a strong liberal arts degree with a sound scientific foundation that leads to employment in a variety of entry-level careers in health and human services or to graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology or related disciplines. The master’s degree is considered the entry level for employment in most speech-language pathology positions and for the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The clinical doctorate is the entry level for audiology.

    Students pursuing a B.A. in communication sciences and disorders are required to demonstrate foreign language proficiency equivalent to one year of a college-level foreign language. Three college semesters of American Sign Language may also be used to satisfy this requirement. Students pursuing a B.S. must complete six semester hours of health science courses at the 3000 or 4000 level from a list approved by the department.

    Prerequisites

    Students pursuing the Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders OR Undergraduate Certificate in Language Development and Disorders are not eligible for this major. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in all course work used to satisfy the major. Grades less than C- (1.75) are not accepted. Credit by exam (TSD, military credit), internship or independent study cannot be used toward the major.

    Program of Study

    The official program of study for the bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders is available online in the UCF Undergraduate Catalog .

    NSSLHA gives me the opportunity to connect with young professionals who share a similar passion as well as volunteer in our community to promote awareness about disorders and the role of a speech-language pathologist.

    — Kristina D’Errico, president of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association at UCF

    Being an SLP-ELL scholar enabled me to gain the knowledge and skills I need to be a better SLP working with English Language Learners. I feel confident in my abilities thanks to the master’s program and SLP-ELL grant.

    — Amber Suarez. M.A. in communication sciences and disorders with a federal grant-funded specialization (’14)

    Aphasia House offered me unique therapy not available anywhere in our region.

    — Denette Schweikert, artist, stroke survivor and former Aphasia House client

    Aphasia House provided me with a unique and memorable experience where I was able to experience being a clinician, in a real world setting, working with clients and their families.

    — Ashley Mignon, M.A. in communication sciences and disorders (’14)


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