Second Baccalaureate of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSAD2B)

The Second Baccalaureate of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSAD2B, a.k.a. SBSCSAD ) is designed for those candidates who currently possess a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than Speech Pathology and Audiology or Communication Disorders. The 16 month format is ideal for those that wish to make a career change. Participants will complete 46 units in lecture, laboratory and clinical coursework. Upon completion of the program, participants will earn a Bachelor of Science and be eligible to apply for California Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) Licensure and to apply and compete for enrollment in the Sacramento State Master of Science in Speech Pathology program, or any other Speech Pathology or Communication Disorders program for which this equivalency is accepted.

THe CSAD2B program is managed by the Sac State College of Contining Education, with courses taught by faculty from the Sac State Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

New Cohort Starting Fall 2019

Are you searching for a new career or wishing to make a change?

The Second Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSAD), formerly known as Speech Pathology and Audiology, is a full-time, cohort-based, fast-track program designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field and want to pursue work or further study in speech pathology. 


  • Learn from skilled Sacramento State faculty with diverse clinical backgrounds and expertise.
  • Share experiences and develop long-term professional relationships with members of your cohort.
  • Finish your second bachelor's degree in 16 months.
  • Qualify to become a registered California Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA).
  • Become eligible to apply for enrollment in a Speech Pathology/Communication Sciences and Disorders master's degree.

The deadline to apply to the Second Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders program Fall 2019 Cohort is December 14, 2018.

Learn more by visiting, or contact program coordinator Jessika Morrison