The undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is pre-professional and leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The Program is designed to provide students 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. Students must complete 42 hours of Liberal Studies, 24 hours of a related concentration area, 20 hours of general electives, and 42 hours in the major.
WCU's undergraduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders has been recognized nationally as a top program due to it's focus on experiential training as well as it's globally recognized faculty members. Professor David Shapiro was recently recognized with a top University of North Carolina system honor for his global impact as a teacher and researcher in the field of stuttering. Watch UNC TV's profile story of Dr. Shapiro: