The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is committed to providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art undergraduate pre-professional education that includes discipline-specific course work and observation. In keeping with university requirements, this includes a broad-based General Education component. The department also provides graduate-level course work and practicum experiences for those interested in professional practice in either speech-language pathology or audiology, university teaching and research positions, or management/administrative positions in service delivery settings.
The department is committed to advancing the state of knowledge in both basic and applied aspects of communication sciences and disorders through its master’s and doctoral research degrees and the research activities of its faculty and students and to providing service to the profession, university, and client communities at local, state, national, and international levels. Through its Applied Laboratory the department seeks to provide outreach services to the region as part of the clinical teaching component of its mission and to provide a clinical research resource for students and faculty.