UF Online Launches New Transfer Pathway in Communication Sciences and Disorders

GAINESVILLE, FL – This fall, UF Online is proud to welcome another fully online bachelor’s degree pathway, with entry points for both freshman and transfer students.

UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions is the tenth UF college to offer a fully online degree pathway to both freshmen and transfer applicants. The college offers a Bachelor of Health Science degree with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Admissions to UF Online’s Communication Sciences and Disorder program is offered every fall and is accepting applications for fall 2019 until May 6.

“I continue to be impressed and inspired by the leadership of this university’s academic realm including now 10 colleges with remarkable faculty that are proudly welcoming students into the Gator Nation via digital pathways at any level,” said Evangeline Tsibris Cummings, Assistant Provost and Director of UF Online. “There are over 3 million Florida residents that have some college credit but have yet to complete a bachelor’s degree and the University of Florida is proud and excited to welcome them into the Gator Nation via transfer pathways. “

Anyone interested in careers in speech, language and hearing sciences could benefit from the UF Online Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) degree with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The degree serves as the stepping-stone to graduate studies in audiology, speech-language pathology and doctoral-level education in research in these areas. This BHS provides the foundation necessary for students planning to pursue clinical graduate education and find a rewarding career in speech-language pathology or audiology. While the majority of students pursue graduate or professional training in a health field (e.g., speech language pathology, audiology, or other doctoral degree programs), they may also work in a variety of settings immediately after earning their BHS degree.

“By joining UF online, we are opening a new pathway for students to discover communication sciences and disorders,” said Dr. Stephanie Hanson, Executive Associate Dean and a clinical professor at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. “We are also reaching an audience interested in improving the health of others who might not be able to come to campus to pursue their educational dream. Our college is excited to have the opportunity to reach additional students who want to make a difference in the lives of others and for those students to join a top ranked college – a true win-win.”

UF Online’s Fall Application deadline is May 6. For more information, visit our how to apply page.

The University of Florida, ranked No. 8 in the list of top 10 best public universities by U.S. News & World Report, launched UF Online in January 2014. UF Online was ranked No. 5 in the 2019 rankings for the best online programs in the country by U.S. News. Students can select from 21 majors across a variety of disciplines as well as seven minors and work with a dedicated academic advisor to design their own academic pathway. Degree programs are continually being added. Visit ufonline.ufl.edu to learn more.