5 - Number of faculty members receiving FLASHA's "Honors of the Association Award" (statewide)
248 - Number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2015-16
81 - Number of master's degrees awarded in 2015-16
~2,000 - Number of clients served by the Communication Disorders Clinic in 2015-16
11 - Number of faculty members who are fellows of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida P.O. Box 162215 4364 Scorpius Drive Orlando, FL 32816-2215
Bachelor of Arts/Science
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at UCF
offers two degree options: a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor
of Science (B.S.). Both undergraduate programs are designed to
provide students with a strong liberal arts degree with a sound
scientific foundation that leads to employment in a variety of
entry-level careers in health and human services or to graduate
study in speech-language pathology, audiology or related
disciplines. The master's degree is considered the entry level for
employment in most speech-language pathology positions and for the
Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The clinical doctorate
is the entry level for audiology.
Students pursuing a B.A. in communication sciences and disorders
are required to demonstrate foreign language proficiency equivalent
to one year of a college-level foreign language. Three college
semesters of American Sign Language may also be used to satisfy
this requirement. Students pursuing a B.S. must complete six
semester hours of health science courses at the 3000 or 4000 level
from a list approved by the department.
Students pursuing the Minor in Communication Sciences and
Disorders OR Undergraduate Certificate in Language Development and
Disorders are not eligible for this major. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is
required in all course work used to satisfy the major. Grades less
than C- (1.75) are not accepted. Credit by exam (TSD, military
credit), internship or independent study cannot be used toward the
Program of Study
The official program of study for the bachelor's degree in
communication sciences and disorders is available online in the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.
NSSLHA gives me the opportunity to connect with young professionals who share a similar passion as well as volunteer in our community to promote awareness about disorders and the role of a speech-language pathologist.
— Kristina D'Errico,
president of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association at UCF
Being an SLP-ELL scholar enabled me to gain the knowledge and skills I need to be a better SLP working with English Language Learners. I feel confident in my abilities thanks to the master's program and SLP-ELL grant.
— Amber Suarez ,
M.A. in communication sciences and disorders with a federal grant-funded specialization ('14)
Aphasia House offered me unique therapy not available anywhere in our region.
— Denette Schweikert,
artist, stroke survivor and former Aphasia House client
Aphasia House provided me with a unique and memorable experience where I was able to experience being a clinician, in a real world setting, working with clients and their families.
— Ashley Mignon,
M.A. in communication sciences and disorders ('14)