CMSCI-BA - Communication Science and Disorders


Official Name of Program

Communication Science and Disorders

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Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BA - Bachelor of Arts



NYSED Program Code

77457 - CMSCI-BA

CIP Code


This is the study of normal communication and its impairment, and the habilitation and rehabilitation of children and adults with disorders of speech, hearing, and language. It includes pre-professional coursework for students who wish to undertake graduate programs leading to careers as speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Students have the opportunity to observe clinical practice in the Queens College Speech-Language-Hearing Center. The program also introduces basic speech, language, and hearing science in preparation for graduate study in such areas as acoustic phonetics, psychological and physical acoustics, and psycholinguistics.

Students interested in becoming a Communications Sciences and Disorders major must formally apply to be accepted into the minor. Minimum requirements are completion of a minimum of 24 college credits and a GPA of at least 3.0. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee admission. Further information is available in the LCD department or on the department's website. Preparation for professional work in communication disorders requires completion of a master's degree in speech-language pathology or an AudD degree in audiology.