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Communication Sciences and Disorders, B.S.

Helping people communicate effectively is one the most rewarding parts of being a speech-language pathologist. 

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Program Intro

In CBU’s communication sciences and disorders program, students participate in clinical observations, practicums and various community outreaches assisting individuals with communication disorders. They become well prepared for graduate school after years of working closely with CBU faculty, who are nationally published scholars and clinicians.

71 Units

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25 Required Major Courses
100 % Christian Faculty and Staff

Why Study Communication Sciences and Disorders at CBU?

Students will be academically, professionally and spiritually prepared to pursue advanced studies in the field and implement biblical Christian faith and perspective into their work. 

What You'll Learn

Students graduating with a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders will learn to:

Program Details

CDS 320: Aural Rehabilitation

In this course students will study the effects of hearing loss on multiple aspects of life for all age ranges. 

CDS 340: Clinical Methods and Procedures

Students will learn the entire clinical practice, including taking and giving referrals, taking case histories, assessing/treating patients, and writing documentation. 

CDS 420: Articulation and Phonological Disorders

This course is designed to give students a basic foundation in the substrates of articulation and phonology. 

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Danette Bonillo, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Director of Clinical Education for Speech Language Pathology

Office Phone: 951-552-8942
Office Location: F78

Namhee Kim, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
NSSLHA CBU Chapter Advisor

Office Phone: 951-552-8725
Office Location: Health Science Campus F75

Bryan Ness, Ph.D.

Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Program Director, M.S. Speech-Language Pathology

Office Phone: 951-552-8343
Office Location: Health Science Campus F76

Cindy Sendor, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Office Phone: 951-343-4655
Office Location: HSC F79

Waffa Khan

I love the community I am surrounded by at CBU. The professors are very helpful and they are willing to spend extra time to help us understand the material. I hope to continue on to graduate school and obtain my degree for speech-language pathology.

Waffa Khan '19

Andrew Fica

I would like to be a speech therapist one day, and this program is very practical in displaying what the day-to-day work actually looks like in this profession. The professors continually pour into me as a student and a follower of Christ. I've since learned to be more compassionate with people.

Andrew Fica '20

Emily Jordan

I became interested in [speech therapy] from family friends with the same careers. I like that it's unique. I hope to better the community and work with individuals to better their communication skills.

Emily Jordan '21

Career Possibilities

Graduates of CBU's communication sciences and disorders bachelor's program will be well prepared for various careers in the industry. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Audiologist
  • School Audiometrist
  • Behavior Modification Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Consultant
  • Special Education Teacher

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