Welcome to Communication Sciences and Disorders Our Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Communication Sciences and Disorders students study speech and language development; anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing; speech and hearing sciences; speech, language and hearing pathologies; and evaluation and management procedures. Graduates continue study in speech-language pathology to the completion of the master's degree and are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association after passing the national examination and completing the clinical fellowship year. Students wishing to practice speech-language pathology in the state of Illinois must have a master's degree plus state teacher certification, and/or licensure depending on place of employment. Career opportunities are available in clinics, hospitals, schools, and private practice. GradTrac is available to Communication Sciences and Disorders majors. See more information about GradTrac.