The A.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders will help you understand speech and language disorders. You will also learn about supervised field experience in a variety of settings. This degree prepares you to apply for certification as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant to the New Hampshire Allied Health Speech Language Pathology Governing Board.The program meets the guidelines of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

If you already hold an associate or bachelor’s degree, we can provide a credit-efficient pathway to an Associate in Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and certification as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant.

Degree Program Details

An overview of what we offer, what you’ll learn, and how to get started.

  • Role of Speech Language Assistant
  • Survey of Communication Disorders
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders
  • Introduction to Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Practicum I
  • Clinical Practicum II
  • Clinical Practicum III
  • Clinical Practicum IV
  • Language Acquisition

See Full Course Requirements

  • Gain knowledge, field experience, and core technical skills within the field of speech language pathology assisting.
  • Meet professional standards in keeping with state and national guidelines for competency and ethics.
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
  • Available fully online with select on campus courses.
  • Affordable tuition.
  • Top-ranked by U.S. News & World Report for our online bachelor’s degrees.
  • 84% of our students are transfer students. Making the most of your transfer credits is our specialty.
  • Career counseling is available to all students and alumni. We also extend this service to those considering their college options.
  • Faculty who are subject matter experts that share their real-world expertise to help you apply what you learn to your personal goals and career.
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis, offering the opportunity to begin studies at Granite State College at any term during the year. Admission is granted to students who earned a high school diploma, completed a high school education in a homeschool setting under state law, or demonstrate high school equivalency. Successful completion of one of the following exams will be required for demonstrating high school equivalency: the GED, HiSET, or TASC.

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Your Prior and Current Learning Counts

Many of our students can demonstrate college-level knowledge gained from military, workplace and volunteer-based training, and experiences. We are expert at helping students demonstrate learning and earning academic credit.

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Career Outlook

Speech and language disorders affect a diverse population of patients and today, we see an increased awareness that highlights the need for speech-language therapy. Because early detection of communication disorders is becoming more common, the outlook for careers in Communication Sciences and Disorders is strong.