Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders
Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders offered at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. The first communication disorders program established in South Texas more than 50 years ago.
SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Our Lady of the Lake University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders (CDIS) that prepares students for graduate study in CDIS programs at OLLU and across the country. OLLU established the first program in communication disorders in South Texas more than 50 years ago and was the first institution in the state to combine professional training with clinical service. Students who earn a bachelor’s degree meet the coursework and observation requirements to be licensed as a speech-language pathology assistant in the state of Texas, but a master’s degree is required for students who wish to become speechlanguage pathologists or to be certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). BACHELOR OF ARTS COMMUNICATION DISORDERS Sponsored by the Communication Disorders Department, the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication disorders. The association strives to build a closer affiliation between students and professionals in the field of communication disorders. CDIS students have the opportunity to join the Association and participate in various local events that benefit the San Antonio community. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP Undergraduate students have the opportunity to observe graduate students during diagnostic and intervention sessions at the Harry Jersig Speech-Language-Hearing Center—a service and training facility at OLLU. The clinic is dedicated to serving the needs of children and adults in the San Antonio area who are communicatively disabled. HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street • San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 firstname.lastname@example.org Apply online at www.ollusa.edu/apply FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Cynthia A. Davila Administrative Assistant Communication and Learning Disorders Department/ Harry Jersig Center 210-434-6711, ext. 2615 email@example.com ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in CDIS must submit a formal application to the department once the following requirements have been met: • Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours, including foundation courses • Completion or concurrent enrollment in CDIS 2400, CDIS 3412 and CDIS 3320 • No grade lower than a “C” in any foundation course • A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher • A grade point average of 3.0 or better for all completed CDIS coursework • One-page letter of interest • Two letters of recommendation from instructors of foundation courses Applications are due by October 1. THE UNIVERSITY Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. A multicampus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, The Woodlands (Houston) and the Rio Grande Valley. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, more than 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership, the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU incorporates a technology-rich curriculum in all areas of study, and provides access to a wide variety of high-tech resources. Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Dec. 2013 SAMPLE COURSEWORK The following represent some of the courses offered in the Communication Disorders program: • Normal Language Development • Language Science for Communication Disorders • Articulation and Phonological Disorders • Introduction to Audiology • Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Speech and Language • Diagnostic Procedures in Communication Disorders • Language Disorders in Children • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech • American Sign Language