By the time you graduate, you will have completed at least 25 hours of guided clinical observation— these might be in the Robbins Center, through specific courses and electives, or in your own external field experience—and you will leave with one-to-one teaching and communication skills that will serve you on whatever path you take next.


First Year

  • CD 162 American Sign Language 1
  • CD 193 Introduction to Communication Disorders: Diversity and Difference

Sophomore Year

  • CD 201 Language Acquisition
  • CD 233 Phonetics
  • CD 234 Speech and Hearing Anatomy and Physiology

Junior Year

  • CD 312 Survey of Speech Disorders
  • CD 313 Survey of Language Disorders

Senior Year

  • CD 403 Speech Science
  • CD 467 Introductory Audiology
  • CD 468 Aural Rehabilitation

Additionally, students majoring in Communication Disorders are advised to take the following courses to fulfill their General Education requirements and/or satisfy the academic requirements for their future certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

  • One Biological Science course
  • One Physical Science course
  • One Statistics course
  • One Social Sciences or Behavioral Sciences course

Note that transfer students entering Emerson later than the first semester of their junior year should expect to enroll for at least an additional term to meet degree requirements.

Undergraduate Admission

General Correspondence and Application Materials

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