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BS in Communication Sciences & Disorders

Study the nature and development of our communication abilities and learn about disorders involving impairments in hearing, speech, voice, resonance, fluency, swallowing, and language processes

Students are introduced to anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms; phonology; human development; disorders in fluency, voice, articulation, expressive and receptive language and learning and the programs and methods used to treat these disorders.

Key Benefits

Undergraduates within the program may apply for research assistantships with opportunities to present peer-reviewed research at national conferences alongside faculty.

Graduate Outcomes

Students who complete the B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ole Miss are well-prepared for graduate studies in the field. A master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders must be earned in order to fulfill the academic and practicum requirements for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as for state certification and licensure.

Experiences Offered

Students who demonstrate academic excellence may enroll in Practices in Audiology to work alongside licensed practitioners in the university's audiology clinic. Additionally, practicum with the department's HILL Lab introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to work with children who have moderate to severe expressive and receptive language disorders.

BS in Communication Sciences & Disorders Faculty

Faculty in the University of Mississippi's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders come from diverse research interests and clinical backgrounds in speech-language pathology and audiology, offering students dynamic research and learning opportunities.

Anne Lloyd Williams
Clinical Audiologist and Clinical Instructor
Gregory John Snyder
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Haley McGee Messersmith
Clinical Audiologist
Rebecca Lowe
Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Director of Speech & Hearing Clinic
Toshikazu Ikuta
Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Carolyn Wiles Higdon
Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Amanda Tredway Devera
Speech Language Pathologist and Clinical Instructor
Bradley Thomas Crowe
Co-Director Speech and Hearing Center and Clinical Instructor
Christy Lynn Coker
Speech/Language Pathologist and Instructor
Ronda Ann Bryan
Instructor in American Sign Language Interpreting Minor
Vishakha Rawool
Chair and Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders

A major in communication science and disorders for the B.S. degree requires 36 semester hours, including CSD 201, 205, 211, 216, 301, 316, 351, 356, 405, 495, and 6 additional hours (usually CSD 452 and 455 are recommended) as specified by the student’s advisor.

Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program are the same as the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Student Organizations

The Ole Miss Hand Band celebrates American Sign Language through music. Members learn several songs each semester to perform at banquets, conferences, sporting events and local assisted living facilities. You do not need to know sign language to join.