Communication Sciences and Disorder Prerequisites

Brescia University offers Communication Sciences and Disorders prerequisite courses online for students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields. Students can become eligible to apply for the M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology in as little as one year. Start your application at: Pre-SLP

Speech-language pathologists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat problems related to speech sound production, comprehension and production of language, cognition, voice, stuttering, swallowing, and hearing for individuals across the lifespan that result from various etiologies.  

This prerequisites sequence is designed to fulfill the prerequisites for Brescia University’s M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology which requires Communication Sciences and Disorders courses in Phonetics, Speech and Hearing Science, Audiology, Language Development, Anatomy and Physiology, Neuroanatomy or Neurology, and an introductory course or additional relevant course. M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology applicants also need four non-CSD courses including statistics, biology, chemistry or physics, and a social sciences and behavioral sciences course.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Prerequisites at Brescia University offers:

  • Flexible Scheduling
    Courses are designed with the adult student in mind. Students can complete all prerequisites in one academic year. You can also complete assignments and attend class meetings from locations of your choice.
  • Accredited Program
    Officially accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Brescia University is proud to offer its students a prestigious degree that will make a lasting impression on their future career and life.
  • Accelerated Format
    While the length of the courses may be condensed, the academic integrity and degree requirements remain intact, ensuring that students receive a high-quality education at a quicker pace.
  • Affordability
    Federal and state financial aid may be available to those students who choose to take CSD prerequisites as part of a degree-seeking program. All students benefit from discounted online rates.


Course Descriptions


Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 29 percent from 2020 to 2030. This growth is faster than the average for all occupations. About 15,200 openings for speech-language pathologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

As of May 2021, the median salary for speech-language pathologists was $79,060. Speech-language pathologists work in a range of industries including school systems, private practice offices, medical and surgical hospitals, nursing facilities, and home health care services.