Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Students who complete our undergraduate program are equipped to pursue graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology, special education, business, and health care professions as well as developmental and cognitive psychology.
Both speech-language pathology and audiology require graduate-level degrees for professional practice. Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree and prefer not to enter a graduate program often pursue careers in fields that include health services, education, and business. Learn more about the value of a CSD degree!
Opportunities are available for students to study at other institutions while obtaining a degree at the University of Maine. Students are able to attend other American institutions in other countries through Study Abroad. For detailed information about both domestic and international study away, contact the Office of International Programs.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders welcomes applications for admission from students who wish to transfer from other degree programs at UMaine and from other institutions. An appropriate course for students interested in but not yet committed to the major, is CSD 130: Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders, which is offered in spring semesters only and is open to non-majors.
Decisions regarding admission of transfers to the CSD major are made by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for their application to be considered.
Applications are available online. Students interested in enrolling in the fall semester may submit their application any time after October 1. Transfer students are encouraged to submit their applications by February 1 for priority evaluation.
Documenting your observation hours
Students pursuing a graduate degree in speech-language pathology are required to complete 25 guided observation hours. These hours are also a requirement for CSD 300. These hours are completed across the undergraduate program. Undergraduate students should log their observation hours using this form. Once the student completes the form, the clinician will receive an email to verify the student’s hours. The approved hours will be kept on record in the department and a formal copy of the hours will be shared with the student for their records upon completion of CSD 300.