UC Clermont

Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders


Why study Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders?

The ability to communicate effectively is a key element of our shared humanity. Students majoring in communication sciences and disorders prepare for professions that help people who have difficulty speaking and hearing. The study of communication disorders involves understanding the normal development of speech, language and hearing, as well as learning how to diagnose and treat communication disorders in adults and children.

This Associate of Science degree program at UC Clermont College is designed to prepare students for application to the bachelor's degree program in communication sciences and disorders (PCSD) offered by the University of Cincinnati's College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS).

The first two years of the communication sciences and disorders program can be completed at UC Clermont College. The final two years must be completed at the UC's Uptown Campus or a combination of Clermont and Uptown Campuses.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

As a first-year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Successful health care professionals must want to help others, be able work as part of a team, possess good verbal and nonverbal communication skills, and have a professional demeanor. 

A bachelor of science in communication sciences and disorders is a pre-professional degree that prepares students for graduate work in either audiology or speech/language pathology and a variety of other graduate experiences in social service, special education and health care.

A master's degree is necessary for licensing and certification as a speech/language pathologist, and a doctoral degree is required for an audiologist. Graduates find careers in hospitals, speech and hearing clinics, schools, educational programs for children with disabilities, the armed services, private practice and government health agencies.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.

We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.

Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

This associate of science degree program at UC Clermont College is designed to prepare students for application to the bachelor's degree program in communication sciences and disorders (PCSD) offered by the University of Cincinnati's College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS).

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development.

The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

You must complete an application for degree the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor in the Advising Center for assistance. 

We accept transfer applications all year long, and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. You must have a GPA of at least 3.0. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

For details regarding application deadlines, please visit the Admissions page.
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319

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Program Code: 34ASC-PCSD34-AS