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Communication sciences and disorders

Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)! We strive to help all people with communication needs through global leadership in education, research, clinical care, and outreach.

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Description

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is home to five related programs: undergraduate degrees in CSD; accredited master’s program in speech language pathology; accredited professional doctorate in audiology; doctoral program with research training and specialization; and a post-baccalaureate capstone certificate.

We serve the local community by providing wide-ranging speech, language, and hearing services in our campus-based training clinic; provide statewide outreach related to speech-language and audiology service needs; perform cutting-edge research; and train professionals who will carry on the mission of improving communication abilities for all people.

Our goal

We need gifts to help support:

  • Clients who are unable to pay for speech and hearing services
  • Scholarships for students
  • Travel to conferences
  • Student research expenses
  • Supplies and equipment (such as iPad and apps) that are used in therapy sessions
Our biggest wish, however, is financial support for a new building. Our current home, Goodnight Hall, has been identified as one of the buildings in worst repair within the college. Although we have made many updates over the years, there is ongoing deterioration along with structural problems that are simply not fixable. We need a new building!

Why are donations necessary?

  • Provide exemplary educational programs that prepare the next generation of scholars, clinicians, educators, and leaders
  • Conduct state-of-the-art basic, translational, and clinical research in the areas of speech, language, hearing, swallowing, and balance
  • Offer accessible, culturally competent, evidence-based clinical care for all people with disorders in communication, swallowing, and balance
  • Engage in outreach activities that directly benefit professional colleagues, students, individuals and their families