Department of Communication
Sciences and Disorders
West Chester University
Dr. Michael S. Weiss, Chair
201 Carter Drive
West Chester, PA 19383
Overview of Programs
The Department of Communicative Disorders offers three programs. The first leads to a bachelor's (B.A.) degree. The second (Pregraduate Certification Program) is for individuals with a bachelor's degree in another field, and it leads to eligibility for admission to a graduate program in speech- language pathology. The third program leads to a master's degree (M.A.).
1. B.A. IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
This degree is a pre-professional program that provides students with basic knowledge of human communication and communicative disorders in preparation for graduate study in audiology, speech-language pathology, speech and hearing science, or related health science or communication fields.
2. PRE-GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (PCP)
This program is for students who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than communicative disorders, and who would like to pursue a master's degree in speech-language pathology or audiology.
3. M.A. IN COMMUNICATIVE DISORDERS
This degree provides students with the academic and clinical practicum experiences required for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). Both a thesis and a non-thesis option are offered. The M.A. degree program is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association through 2015. MA Program learning outcomes can be found under KASA.