The program in communication sciences and disorders provides students with a broad education in human communication sciences and disorders. Students may participate in clinical experiences in the Gebbie Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The program prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology and other related fields in health, education and science. Interested students have the opportunity to participate in research in faculty laboratories.
The undergraduate CSD program is designed to provide you with solid pre-professional training in the basic nature of human communication and disorders of communication.
- Receive grounding in biological, psychological, physical and linguistic basis of communication through basic liberal arts core requirements and specialized CSD courses.
- Coursework prepares you for professional training you’ll receive in a master's degree program in either speech-language pathology or audiology.
- Guided clinical experiences foster clinical skills you’ll need in a graduate program. Observe diagnosis and treatment of clients with a wide variety of speech, language or hearing disorders.
- Receive a general CSD degree without having to specialize in either speech-language pathology or audiology.
The B.S. in communication sciences and disorders requires students to fulfill the quantitative skills requirement for the liberal arts core and to complete 34 credits in CSD courses.
A minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders designed for the student who wishes to explore the field, to investigate an area of academic substance, and to become familiar with a field that offers opportunities in both applied and basic research and clinical practice.