College of Communication & Education

B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program take courses that address normal human growth, development of communicative processes, disorders that arise in these processes, and their assessment and treatment. Coursework is supplemented by observation of practicum which gives students experiences with disorders in the areas of language impairment, voice and resonance problems, phonology/articulation disorders, fluency problems, hearing impairment, swallowing problems, disorders with the cognitive and/or social aspects of communication, and problems that necessitate the use of oral, manual, augmentative and alternative communication techniques and technologies. Coursework is taught with a clinical emphasis, focusing on foundational skills, case-based learning, and small group problem-solving that can be applied to a wide variety of related academic and vocational avenues. Students are encouraged to participate in campus and community volunteer opportunities and our local chapter of National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.