Communication Sciences & Disorders

College of Science & Mathematics
Bachelor’s Degree

“Communication―the human connection―is the key to personal and career success.” ― Paul J. Meyer

Program Overview

At USF Sarasota-Manatee, students in the Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) program can earn a concentration in Speech-Language Sciences and have the opportunity to earn the degree entirely online. This allows for the most flexibility for students with busy schedules, without losing the benefits of a diverse student body, and faculty with expertise in online instruction, clinical practice and research.

Students complete an online orientation and an advising session prior to registration for classes. The program is offered full-time (four courses per term) or part-time (two courses per term). Students must complete specific courses each semester and are responsible for having technology that meets program specifications.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ ranks careers achieved by a master’s in CSD as the 4th best-paying career path in 2016, with the highest rank in meaning. According to US News and World Report, CSD has high growth and employment potential, making this degree valuable to graduates who wish to work within this specific field.

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Is the CSD Program Right for You?

Do you enjoy working with people? Are you intrigued by disorders? Do you have a desire for helping others better themselves? If you answered yes, USFSM’s CSD program might be the right choice for you. This field demands passion for helping people who struggle with communication (hearing and speech). If you have an interest in disabilities and an aptitude for science and language, this could be the degree for you.

Future Careers

Graduates from USFSM’s Communication Sciences & Disorders program are qualified for careers as Speech-Language Pathology Assistants or Audiology Assistants. This degree will also prepare students for graduate school, which can lead to work in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.

For more information on future careers and internships, please visit Career Services.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional conduct and scope of practice
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills: Formulate questions, identify problems, assess data, identify assumptions, alternatives and implications, develop conclusions and solutions, and communicate reasoning effectively.

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Potential Employers


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