Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Communication sciences and disorders majors get the pre-professional training that leads them to careers that help those with speech and language differences and disorders. You'll learn how language and speech develop, how to identify and treat differences, delays and disorders in speech and language. The classes you'll take focus on basic communication and normal development of communication. You'll learn when clinical intervention is necessary and spend a semester working in a professional clinic on campus.

Program Highlights

  • Professional experience in the on-campus Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic that diagnoses and treats more than 75 clients a semester.
  • Opportunity to learn from and work with nationally certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
  • Faculty who are active in professional and service organizations.
  • Activities that increase awareness of and advocate for people with communication differences and disorders.

Program Distinctions

  • Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in audiology and speech-language pathology.
  • Operation of an on-campus Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic since 1948.
  • Faculty members chosen frequently as presenters at state and national conferences.

Student Organizations

Continuing Education

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists among highest employment growth in 2012
  • 100% employment of communication sciences and disorders graduates
  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • 1 million hours of campus, community volunteer service

Popular Careers

  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired
  • Audiometrist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Special Education/ Learning Disability Teacher

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