Program Overview

Eastern New Mexico University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders ideal for those interested in being trained to become speech-language pathologists. This program does not guarantee licensure as an Assistant Speech-Language Pathologist (ASL) or a Speech-Language Pathology Apprentice (SPLA); however the coursework strives to prepare the students to seek this status.

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists help treat clients who have difficulty with language, articulation, swallowing, fluency, voice pitch and loudness, and hearing. They also work to improve accent and dialect reduction, augmentative and alternative devices, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, neurological disorders, and vestibular or balance disorders. Pathologists and audiologists can treat the young and old in settings as varied as schools, clinics, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practices, or state agencies.

The BS in Communicative Disorders is a 128-credit-hour program. Coursework is made up of requirements in general education (41 hours), communicative disorder courses (40 hours), other required courses (31 hours), and electives (16 hours). It is up to the student to maintain a high GPA if they wish to advance in the program to upper division communication disorder courses which require a GPA of 2.75. Similarly, students should consult with their advisors for state licensing requirements for licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologists.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    American Speech-Langauge-Hearing Association (AHSA).

    Requirements

    Transcripts from previously attended schools; declaration of CDIS major; and application form.

    School Overview

    Eastern New Mexico University is a four-year, public state university located in Portales, New Mexico. While its main campus is in Portales, ENMU also has branch campuses located in Roswell and Ruidoso.

    ENMU is constantly growing. Students at ENMU can earn their associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Some of the top undergraduate majors include education, communication, psychology, biology, and business administration. ENMU also offers entirely online graduate degrees.

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