Communication Disorders

Department Mission

The Programs in Communication Disorders fill a regional need for liberal arts and professional education in communication disorders at the undergraduate and graduate levels, offering humanistic, multi-disciplinary preparation in speech-language pathology and audiology that emphasizes the nature of communication disorders across the life span, the scientific bases of clinical work, cultural diversity, professional ethics, and health care delivery systems.

Students who are well-prepared, academically and clinically, are expected to excel in graduate school in communication disorders and related fields, and/or as qualified, licensed, certified professionals in diverse educational and health care settings. Other key outcomes include advancement of knowledge in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, and the speech, language, and hearing sciences; and provision of clinical and outreach services to the community.