Communication Disorders

Partnership Degrees

Two schools. Two degrees. Five years. Study at Briercrest for 3 years and at Minot State University for 2 years to earn a Bachelor of Arts Psychology from Briercrest and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Minot State University.

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The BA Psychology/Bachelor of Science (Communication Disorders) is a 150 credit hour degree program in which students spend 3 years (96 credit hours) studying at Briercrest and 2 years (54 credit hours) at Minot State University.
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Toward the completion of the student's third year of full-time study at Briercrest, the student must apply for admission to the College of Education and Health Sciences at Minot State University.

Students will complete a modified version of the Core Curriculum, as well as 4 semesters of Service and Experiential Learning. As part of their graduation requirements, all BA students will also complete the Senior Portfolio (PRT 400).

New students - apply to the college now and our admissions advisors will work closely with you throughout the rest of the process.

Current students - talk to Academic Services to change programs and/or to be connected with a faculty adviser.

BCS Degree Requirements

(96 credit hours)

Modified BA Core Curriculum 

(51 credit hours)

Required Courses

(33 credit hours)

Select 11 courses from the list below:

Course Credit Hours
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology II 3
PSY 280 Human Development: A Lifespan Perspective 3
PSY 301 Research Methods in the Social Sciences 3
PSY 320 Social Psychology 3
PSY 322 Exceptional Children 3
PSY 336 Positive Psychology 3
PSY 350 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 351 Psychology of Counselling 3
PSY 379 Psychology of Personal and Interpersonal Dynamics 3
PSY 381 Psychology of Human Development: Children 3
PSY 382 Psychology of Human Development: Adolescents 3
PSY 383 Psychology of Human Development: Adults 3
PSY 415 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 430 Human Sexuality 3
PSY 471 Educational Psychology 3
Additional required and elective course to fulfill BA Psychology requirements *  

Cognate Requirement

(3 credit hours)

BIOL 115 Human Structure and Function 3

General Education and Support Courses

(18 credit hours)

Choose six courses from the list below:
These courses help fulfill the MSU General Education Inventory. Any courses not taken at Briercrest must be taken at MSU.

ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology 3
COMM 104 Public Speaking 3
EDUC 300 Foundations of Education 3
One of:
HIS 100 Issues in World History I
HIS 101 Issues in World History II
HIS 210 American History to 1865
HIS 211 American History since 1865
3
KIN 262 Physical Activity and Wellness 3
MATH 101 Introduction to Finite Mathematics 3
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology I 3
PRT 400 Senior Portfolio non-credit
SL 1-4 Service and Experiential Learning non-credit

MSU Degree Requirements

(54 credit hours): 

Note: Application to the College of Education and Health Sciences will take place in the student's final semester at BCS

Required Core Courses:

(41 credit hours)

CD 310 Intro Communication Disorders 3
CD 320 Intro to Phonetics 3
CD 321 Language Development 3
CD 322 Artic-Phonological Disorders 3
CD 324 Techniques in Communication Disorders 3
CD 331 Language Disabilities in Children 3
CD 341 Speech and Hearing Science 2
CD 342 Intro to Audiology 4
CD 420 Advanced Comminication Disorders 3
CD 411 Clinical Practicum 2
CD 411 Clinical Practicum 2
CD 412 Neurology for Communication Disorders 2
CD 413 Anatomy and Phys for Communication Disorders 3
CD 427 Aural Rehabilitation 3
CD 430 Public School Methods in SLP 2

Required Support Courses:

(minimum of 13 credit hours)

ED 250 Foundations in Education 2
ED 260 Educational Psychology 2
ED 380 Technology in Teaching 2
PSY 241 Introduction to Stats 4
SPED 110 Intro to Exceptional Children 3
SPED 113 (3 c.h.)
OR
SPED 117 (2 c.h.)
2
SPED 410 Introduction to Learning Disabilities 3
SS 283 Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in America 3
Physical Science elective 4

The above may need to be supplemented with additional courses to make up for any deficiencies in the General Education Inventory


* Students must complete 39 credit hours of psychology coursework for the BA Psychology degree, including at least 21 c.h. at the 300-400 levels. At least 21 c.h. must be completed at Briercrest; up to 18 c.h. of psychology taken at MSU may be applied to the BA Psychology from Briercrest.

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Charles Hackney, PhD

chackney@briercrest.ca
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Charles Hackney.jpgDr. Hackney and his family have lived in Caronport since January 2010, and he has found that coming from Fairbanks, Alaska has equipped him well for the task of living in the Middle of Nowhere. He is fond of Shakespearean theatre, having performed in a number of productions. He is also a martial arts instructor with the Caronport Bartitsu Society.
 





Ellery Pullman, PhD

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Ellery Pullman.jpgDr. Pullman has been at Briercrest College and Seminary for over 30 years! He is married to Marlene and has three daughters and two sons-in-law. He holds an MA in Counselling Psychology from Talbot Graduate School and a PhD in Educational Leadership from BIOLA University. He has been involved in a number of administrative and teaching roles at BCS and currently teaches full-time in the areas of developmental psychology, counselling, and educational studies. He is a past president of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. He has also participated in a number of church and camping ministries in both Canada and the United States.

Dr. Pullman has been involved with public education at both the local and provincial levels. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Saskatchewan.