The A.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders will help you understand speech and language disorders. Your intensive course of study will include 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

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  • 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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Online disclaimer: Students who reside outside of New Hampshire must check with the appropriate agency to determine if this program meets requirements in that state. Visit Online Programs by State for details.

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 commonplace, the outlook for careers in Communication Sciences and Disorders is strong.