Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders

Pre Communication Sciences and Disorders Degree


The Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College is a two-year associate of science program that prepares students to for transition into the Communication Sciences and Disorders baccalaureate degree program at University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences (UC-CAHS), which can be obtained in four years. Clermont College offer small class sizes that are normally limited to 40 students. Laboratory courses are limited to 20 students and are taught by faculty (no assistants). While at Clermont College, you have the great opportunity to be involved in an independent project, undergraduate research program, conference presentation and publication, as well as extra extracurricular and volunteer activities.

The Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders program provides the critical foundational knowledge for students who seek to become professionals that help people who have difficulty speaking and hearing. This area of studies 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.

Usually, a master's degree is needed for a professional career in either audiology or speech/language pathology. Although job opportunities exist in social service, special education, and health care, 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 may find careers in hospitals, speech and hearing clinics, schools, educational programs for children with disabilities, the armed services, private practice, and government health agencies.

Students that successfully complete the associate degree in Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders are prepared to transfer into the bachelor's degree Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (PCSD) offered by UC's College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS), where they will complete the junior and senior years to complete the degree requirements.


Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders

What is Pre-Communication Sciences and 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.

This Associate of Science degree program at UC Clermont College is designed to prepare students for application to the bachelor's degree program in communication sciences and disorders (PCSD) offered by the University of Cincinnati's College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS).

The first two years of the communication sciences and disorders program can be completed at UC Clermont College. The final two years must be completed at the UC's Clifton Campus or a combination of Clermont and Clifton Campuses.

Successful health care professionals must 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

A bachelor of science in communication sciences and disorders is a pre-professional degree that prepares students for graduate work in either audiology or speech/language pathology and a variety of other graduate experiences in social service, special education and health care.

A master's degree is necessary for licensing and certification as a speech/language pathologist, and a doctoral degree is required for 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.

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 class 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 associate of science degree program at UC Clermont College is designed to prepare students for application to the bachelor's degree program in communication sciences and disorders (PCSD) offered by the University of Cincinnati's College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS).

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 classes. 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

For details regarding application deadlines, please visit the Admissions page.

Accreditation

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

Quick Facts

Associate of Science Degree in Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

UC Clermont & UC East

Contact

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319
Enrollment Services
clermont.admissions@uc.edu