Global Public Health/Communicative Sciences and Disorders (BS)

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science combined major in Global Public Health (GPH) and Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) provides students with a rigorous liberal arts education and with foundational knowledge of communicative sciences and disorders as well as a broad perspective of global public health. Many topics within CSD tie into global public health and are basic human rights, such as the ability to communicate, use literacy skills, and swallow food and liquid. Population-based studies have shown that early screening procedures and services designed for prevention and education are cost-effective and should be put in place for populations at risk. Several of the populations served by professionals in CSD and GPH overlap and include: individuals with degenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s), children with developmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder), and individuals requiring surgery or other invasive treatments affecting the head, neck, and throat. The combined major in GPH/CSD will provide students with different perspectives on these issues and populations.


  • Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Society
  • Selected seniors co-teach New Student Seminar with instructors
  • Departmental Honors:  research program for students with at least a 3.5 GPA, cumulative and major, culminating in an honors thesis based on faculty-supervised independent research

The Honors Program in CSD is an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students to learn more about communicative sciences and disorders by working closely with a faculty mentor.

This opportunity affords students a chance to learn outside of the classroom, explore where the evidence comes from in "evidence-based" practice, and forge strong relationships with faculty mentors and graduate students in a lab environment. Students who successfully complete the Honors Program will graduate with honors in Communicative Sciences and Disorders.


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