Communicative Sciences and Disorders

About the Department

The field of Communicative Sciences and Disorders (also known as Speech and Hearing Sciences or Speech-Language Pathology) is dedicated to understanding how people communicate. Professionals treat individuals across the lifespan with communication disorders resulting from hearing loss, autism, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, stroke, traumatic brain injury, as well as neurological diseases. Clinicians work in hospitals or rehabilitation facilities, schools, or private practice.

The Department offers programs of study for undergraduate, master's and doctoral students. There is also a state-of-the-art speech-language-hearing disorders clinic that provides diagnostic and rehabilitative services to the public.