Communication Sciences and Disorders

Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Major is designed to provide students with strong foundational knowledge in the areas of normal processes of communications and its disorders - speech, hearing, language, and swallowing disorders. The program in Communication Sciences and Disorders will prepare students for graduate studies in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology.

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are professionals who work in public schools, private clinics, or medical settings to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Audiologists are professionals who work in clinics and medical settings to provide diagnosis and treatment of hearing, balance, and other auditory disorders for people of all ages. SLPs and Audiologists collaborate with other health care professionals including educators, psychologists, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists and clients' families.

In CBU's Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate program, students will acquire a strong academic foundation while working closely with CBU faculty who are nationally published scholars and clinicians specializing in both pediatric and adult communication disorders. Students will have clinical observation and practicum experience as well as various community outreach opportunities assisting individuals with communication disorders. Students will be academically, professionally, and spiritually well-prepared to pursue advanced studies in the field and implement Biblical Christian faith and perspective into their work.

This undergraduate program's curriculum also fulfills the requirement for registration as 1) Speech and Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA) by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Dispensers Board, and 2) School Audiometrist by California Department of Health Care Services. Students who earn a BS degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and complete their required 126 clinical hours as part of their curriculum at CBU will be eligible to register as a SLPA and/or School Audiometrist in the State of California and work under the supervision of an SLP or Audiologist.

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program, graduates will demonstrate:

    • Knowledge of the basic human communication and swallowing processes, including the appropriate biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases.
    • Knowledge of the nature of communication disorders and differences in areas of articulation, fluency, voice, language, hearing, swallowing, cognition, social communication, and communication modalities.
    • Basic knowledge of the principles and methods of the prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication disorders.
    • Knowledge of contemporary professional issues, including standards of ethical conduct, certifications, licensure, and other relevant professional credentials, as well as state and national regulations and policies relevant to professional practice.
    • Knowledge of processes used in research and of the integration of research principles into evidence-based clinical practice.
    • Professional oral and written or other form of communication skills.

Course Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

ALH101 Introd Allied Health Professions
+

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in allied health, to review the numerous career options in the allied health professions, and to explore the student's calling and vocation. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology
+

A general survey of Cultural Anthropology from a behavioral, cognitive, and material perspective and viewed as a social science, focuses on cultural factors that affect human behavior, including a brief overview of the four major fields of anthropology. Topics include cultural change, language, family, religious practices, economic subsistence patterns, and political power systems. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
05/08/2017 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B258
ANT225-A
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
ANT225-B
Melika, Ash
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
ANT225-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
ANT225-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
ANT225-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
ANT225-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM TBA
ANT225-E
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
ANT225-F
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

BIO153 Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab
+

This course is designed for professional nursing and general college students. Included are a general survey of human histology and the study of structure and function of organ systems of the human body, including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine and nervous systems. Structure and function of sensory organs are also included in the course. Correlated by laboratory experience and demonstration. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BIO153-A
Runyan, Stephen A.
05/08/2017 T 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B221
BIO153-C
Runyan, Stephen A.
05/08/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO153-V
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 Sa 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall ONLN
BIO153-R
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-X
Runyan, Stephen A.
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 250
BIO153-S
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-F
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 F 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-U
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-W
Runyan, Stephen A.
09/05/2017 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 250
BIO153-I
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-Q
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 M 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-T
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-L
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 F 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-P
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 W 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-M
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 T 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-K
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-N
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-C
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-O
Heyman, Nathanael S
09/05/2017 F 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-A
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-B
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-D
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 W 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-E
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 Th 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-G
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-H
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112
BIO153-J
Prins, Bruce
09/05/2017 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A112

CHE102 Fundamentals of Chemistry
+

A review of fundamental topics in chemistry including units of measurements, classifications of matter, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, the periodic table, chemical reactions, solutions, gases, and energy. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CHE102-B
Koo, Bonjun
07/03/2017 - Online
CHE102-J
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 - Online
CHE102-F
Cornejo, Christina C.
09/05/2017 Th 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS ONLN
CHE102-E
Cornejo, Christina C.
09/05/2017 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS ONLN
CHE102-D
Suzuki, Satoru
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CHE102-H
Tsai, Jones
09/05/2017 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM BUS 253
CHE102-I
Tsai, Jones
09/05/2017 MWF 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM BUS 253
CHE102-G
Cornejo, Christina C.
09/05/2017 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B218
CHE102-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 204
CHE102-C
Suzuki, Satoru
09/05/2017 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 202
CHE102-A
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A111

CDS230 Phonetics
+

Phonetics is the study of the sounds that make up language. Both phonetic theory and practical phonetic analysis will be studied. Students in this course will learn how to transcribe English (and some non-English) sounds using the International Phonetic Alphabet. They will also learn how the sounds of language are produced and how to use software that generates sonograms-visual representations of the sounds. The analysis of sonograms is a useful clinical as well as prominent research tool. Prerequisite: CDS101. (3 units; As offered)

CDS230-A
Kim, Namhee
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus L247

CDS240 Speech & Hearing Antmy & Physlgy
+

This course introduces students to the anatomy and physiology relevant to the production of speech, perception of sound, and swallowing process. Students will learn the structures, muscles and functions of respiration, phonation, articulation, sound perception, and swallowing. This knowledge of normal human anatomy and physiology is the foundation upon which the study of speech, hearing and swallowing disorders is built. Prerequisite: BIO153. (3 units; Fall, Spring)

CDS240-A
Ness, Bryan M.
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus L248

CDS250 Typcl & Atypcl Lnguage Develpmnt
+

This course is designed to provide undergraduate students a thorough understanding of language development from birth through adulthood. Students will first learn the cognitive, motor, perceptual, and social bases of language, and how development in these domains influences language development. Students learn the domains of language and how these domains interrelate to form a complete language system. Finally, language development through school-age, adolescence and adulthood will be covered, including literacy development. (3 units; Spring)

CDS250-A
Kim, Namhee
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L249

HSC104 Survey U.S. Health Care Delivery
+

The course is designed to provide the students with a basic foundation in the ways in which health care is delivered to patients in the United States. The course will explore the matrix of insurance companies, financing, patient rights, and physician liabilities as it creates a contemporary illustration of how environmental factors influence and shape our current system. The primary foci will be the delivery, financing, and regulation of healthcare in the US. (3 units; As offered)

HSC104-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC104-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

HSC210 Ethics in Health Care
+

This course provides grounding in ethical theories and principles as they relate to and impact current health care issues and policies. Students are introduced to a variety of frameworks for ethical decision-making and policy analysis. Current trends in the contemporary health care arena are analyzed through the use of case studies. Recent health care issues are presented including euthanasia, fertility interventions, mental illness, genetic engineering, multicultural issues, economics, public policy, professional ethical codes, and other relevant topics. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; As offered)

HSC210-A
Wigginton, Melissa L.
05/08/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC210-B
Wigginton, Melissa L.
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC210-C
Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
09/05/2017 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC210-A
Penny, Marshare A'Lise
09/05/2017 Th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

PSY120 Lifespan Development Health Prof
+

A survey course of Lifespan Development in terms of Biological, Psychological, Cognitive, and Spiritual perception of the individual. Lecture only. Prerequisite: Declared Communication Disorders, Health Education, Nursing, or Pre-Nursing major. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

PSY120-C
Minton, Carol
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B252
PSY120-B
Daggett, Martha Irene
09/05/2017 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY120-A
Daggett, Martha Irene
09/05/2017 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY120-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
PSY120-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

STA144 Introduction to Statistics
+

Mathematical theory and applications, development of formulae, principles of statistical decision theory, descriptive measurements, probability concepts, random variables, normal distribution, inferential statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-squared procedures, linear regression, and the use of computers in statistics. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

STA144-A
Knisley, Benjamin David
05/08/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 251
STA144-B
Ludwig, Shane Matthew
07/03/2017 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 251
STA144-F
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM BUS 203
STA144-E
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 106
STA144-B
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-D
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-C
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 124

Upper Division Requirements

CDS310 Introduction to Audiology
+

This course introduces students to the profession of audiology and provides an overview of auditory function and the basic principles of audiologic assessment. (3 units; As offered)

CDS310-A
Benois-Green, Sherlyn A
09/05/2017 W 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

CDS320 Aural Rehabilitation
+

In this course students will study the effects of hearing loss on perceptual, cognitive, communicative, educational, occupational, social, and emotional aspects of life for all age ranges. Students will be able to identify common intervention techniques and build proficiency in the application of assessment tools, and developing recommendations for rehabilitation for infants through adults. Prerequisite: CDS310. (3 units; Spring)

CDS330 Speech and Hearing Sciences
+

This course provides a brief review of the anatomy and acoustics relevant to the production of speech and perception of sound. Students will then learn the scientific principles driving the processes of respiration, phonation, articulation, and sound perception. This course explores many scientific concepts and theories that explain how humans produce and perceive speech. Clinical measures and imaging techniques of respiration, phonation, articulation, hearing, and brain function will be covered. Clinical application of concepts and theories will be covered heavily. Prerequisites: CDS230, 240. (3 units; Fall)

CDS330-A
Kim, Namhee
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L247

CDS340 Clinical Methods & Procedures
+

This is a comprehensive course that will prepare students for clinical practicum courses and, ultimately, clinical practice. Students will learn the entire clinical practice, including taking and giving referrals, taking case histories, assessing/treating patients, and writing documentation. Students will also learn coding and billing for private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare. Navigating ethical issues, protecting PHI, maintaining licensure, establishing professional networks, and managing a caseload will also be covered. Prerequisites: CDS230, 250. (3 units; Spring)

CDS340-A
Sendor, Cindy Marie
09/05/2017 Th 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus L248

CDS405 Fluency Disorders
+

The course will cover the nature, theories, etiology, assessment and management of fluency disorders from preschool children through adults. Students will also be introduced to etiologies, assessment and management of neurogenic dysfluency. Students will be introduced to application of various assessment and treatment strategies with clients across the age span and across settings. Prerequisite: CDS230, CDS240 & CDS250 (3 units; Fall, Spring)

CDS405-A
Appenzeller, Margaret K.
09/05/2017 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus A014

CDS410 Language Disorders in Children
+

This course is designed to provide undergraduate students an introduction to language disorders in young and school-age children. Students learn the basic principles of language assessment and intervention, and then survey the unique presentations and treatments for various sub-groups of children with language impairment. Among the sub-groups covered are children with SLI, ID, ASD, and reading and writing disabilities. Prerequisite: CDS250. (3 units; Fall)

CDS410-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 M 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus L249

CDS420 Articulatn & Phonological Dsrdrs
+

This course is designed to give students a basic foundation in the substrates of articulation and phonology. Students will initially learn foundational material, such as the anatomy/physiology of articulation, characteristics of the speech sounds of English and normal acquisition of speech production skills in childhood. Students will learn about various aspects of articulation and phonological disorders, such as variables that are associated with the disorders, the role of dialects, and the differences between the different kinds of speech production disorders. Students will learn about the different methods of assessment for the disorders and gain familiarity with selected assessments. Prerequisites: CDS230, 240, 250. (3 units; Spring)

CDS420-A
Kim, Namhee
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus L247

CDS430 Neurogenic & Neurological Dsrdrs
+

This is an introductory level course designed to acquaint students with the basics of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and related communication disorders. Students will learn the etiologies, symptoms and treatment methods for the aphasias, RHD, apraxia, dysarthria, TBI and dementias. Effective counseling methods for this population of patients and their families will also be covered. Prerequisites: CDS230, 240, 250. (3 units; Fall)

CDS430-A
Vickers, Candace P.
09/05/2017 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus L244

CDS440 Voice and Craniofacial Disorders
+

This course will begin with a brief review of the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck. Students will then learn about underlying conditions that cause structural communication disorders including but not limited to vocal fold pathology and craniofacial disorders. Students will be introduced to assessment and management of the speech, voice and resonance disorders that occur in structural communication disorders. Prerequisites: CDS230, 240, 250. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CDS495 SpchLngPthlgyAsstntClniclPrctcm
+

The course has a three-fold objective: 1) to provide a minimum of 126 hours of supervised undergraduate clinical practicum; 2) to provide students with understanding of the scope of roles and responsibilities, laws and regulations, ethics, and other related issues of employment as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant; 3) to self-review and assess their attainment of professional experience in the College of Allied Health. Prerequisites: Senior Status and either CDS 410 or 420. (3 units; Fall, Spring)

CDS495-A
Appenzeller, Margaret K.
09/05/2017 Th 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus L247

ECH320 Cog Dev Inf/Early Child
+

This course describes how the cognitive processes of thought, perception, attention, and problem-solving develop in infants and young children. Students will have the opportunity to explore the value of active learning in the development of knowledge, the specific ways in which children construct knowledge, and the theoretical models that support cognitive development at home and in school. (3 units; Fall)

ECH320-B
Farmer, Christopher Bobby
09/05/2017 M 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B251
ECH320-C
Farmer, Christopher Bobby
09/05/2017 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
ECH320-A
Short, Kathryn
09/05/2017 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B252

HSC480 Research Methods
+

This course provides an introduction to clinical research design with statistical analysis. The emphasis will be on the student designing her or his practical research project by the end of the semester. Content would include developing the research question, choosing the (1) study design, (2) study subjects, (3) measurements (independent and dependent variables), data management (including designing the data collection form) and statistical analysis (including sample size estimation and power), ethical issues, implementation, and publication of results. Prerequisite: STA 144; Junior or Senior status. (3 units; As offered)

HSC480-B
Kim, Sangmin
09/05/2017 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC480-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus A013
HSC480-A
Kim, Sangmin
09/05/2017 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN