Chico State

Communication Sciences and Disorders

The ability to communicate effectively using language systems distinguishes human beings from other forms of life. Disabilities that interfere with communication skills prohibit a large number of people from realizing their full potential in modern society.

Study in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology prepares one to appreciate the impact of such impairments and to assist individuals in overcoming them. Students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program take courses that address normal human growth, development of the communicative processes, detailed consideration of disorders that arise in these processes, their assessment and treatment.

Additionally, students study science and research foundations as well as anatomical, physiological, neurological, and acoustic basses of speech, language, and hearing processes and disorders.

Program Degrees and Certificates





Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Location & Contact Info
Aymer J. Hamilton, Room 100

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