BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION DISORDERS
SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
Our Lady of the Lake University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in communication disorders prepares students for graduate study. The degree provides the basic coursework required for entry into any graduate program in communication disorders in the country. The master’s degree is required for licensure as a speech-language pathologist by the state of Texas and for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Students who opt to earn only the bachelor’s degree in communication disorders can obtain employment in various positions requiring a general bachelor's degree. Students will meet the coursework and observation requirements to be licensed as a speech-language pathology assistant by the state of Texas. However, students will not be able to obtain the supervised practicum in the bachelor's program. Students obtaining the bachelor’s degree will have opportunities for observation of diagnostic and intervention sessions with a variety of patients at the on-campus speech and hearing clinic.
All undergraduate students have the opportunity to receive programmed observation experiences through the on-campus Harry Jersig Speech and Hearing Center, which serves adults and children with communication disabilities.
Biliterate certificate option
Bilingual students, who speak English and Spanish, may choose to take the biliterate certificate. The program aims to prepare undergraduate students for careers providing professional services to English and Spanish speaking populations.
Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.