Majors & Programs

Majors and Programs

At UC Clermont, we offer a wide variety of associate degree programs. Some programs are intended for transition to UC Clifton or to other baccalaureate institutions, while others are career-oriented degrees leading directly to employment after graduation.

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Pre-Comm Science & Disorders

What is Pre-Comm Science & Disorders?

Students majoring in communication sciences and disorders prepare for professions that help people who have difficulty speaking and hearing. The study of communication disorders involves understanding the normal development of speech, language and hearing, as well as learning how to diagnose and treat communication disorders in adults and children.

Success Factors

You should want to help others, be able work as part of a team, possess good verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and have a professional demeanor.

Career Possibilities

You will need your bachelor’s degree as your first step toward a career in either audiology or speech/language pathology. Opportunities exist in social service, special education and health care, but, as a general rule, you will need an advanced degree. A master's degree is necessary for licensing and certification as a speech/language pathologist, and a doctoral degree is required to become an audiologist. Graduates find careers in hospitals, speech and hearing clinics, schools, educational programs for children with disabilities, the armed services, private practice and government health agencies.

Minoring in Pre-Comm Science & Disorders

You cannot minor in pre-communication sciences and disorders.

Curriculum Guides

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty to student ratio is low. You will find our small size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

This program is articulated with the bachelor's degree program in communication and sciences disorders through UC’s College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS).

Special Programs

The Learning Center at UC Clermont provides free tutoring and online resources to help students get ahead and stay ahead in their es.

Freshman Admission Requirements

UC Clermont College is an open admissions campus. If you have your high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent, we will admit you. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semester. Financial aid takes 6-8 weeks to process. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance. As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in es. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended and have at least a 3.0 GPA. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You must have a GPA of at least 3.0. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513-556-2069) for details, or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513-732-5319) for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

UC Clermont College is an open admission campus. Students may begin es in any semester. Each semester has an application deadline of approximately four weeks before es begin to allow for timely paperwork and financial aid processing. Students who apply after the deadline will be admitted to the next semester. For specific deadline information, call 513-732-5319 or visit ucclermont.edu/admissions/apply.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Science Degree in Pre-Comm Science & Disorders

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

UC Clermont & UC East

Admission Criteria

Open

Contact

Clermont College at UC East
1981 James Sauls Sr. Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: 513-732-5339
Sonia Jani
sonia.jani@uc.edu