Kathy Vander Werff, Ph.D.
621 Skytop Road
Academic: Jamie Desjardins, Karen Doherty, Soren Lowell, Stephanie McMillen Jonathan Preston, Beth Prieve, Ellyn Riley, Victoria Tumanova and Kathy Vander Werff, Clinical: Colleen Gargan, Joseph Pellegrino, Kristen Kennedy, Tammy Kordas, Anita Lightburn, Meghan Lister, Sue Ellen Maxfield, Laura Vincent and Ramani Voleti; Adjunct Instructor, Bonnie Hulslander, and Emeritus Professors, Raymond Colton, Mary Louise Edwards, Janet Ford and Linda Milosky.
The program in communication sciences and disorders provides students with a broad education in human communication sciences and disorders. Students may participate in clinical experiences in the Gebbie Speech-Language- Hearing Clinic. The program prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology and other related fields in health, education, and science. Interested students have the opportunity to participate in research in faculty laboratories.
A master’s degree is required to practice speech-language pathology, and a clinical doctoral degree (Au.D.) is required to practice audiology. Minimally, a student will need a 3.0 GPA to be considered for these graduate programs. Many graduate programs require a higher GPA.
Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders
Total Credits required:
Prerequisites for admission into the major:
Students interested in this major should contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible. Students are formally admitted to the major after consulting a department advisor on a plan of study and successfully completing CSD 212 with a B or better, or by petition.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the nature of the basic human communication process, including the biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural bases
2. Demonstrate knowledge of aspects of speech, language and hearing disorders, including: phonology, articulation, language, hearing voice, swallowing and fluency disorders
3. Explain the basic foundations of treatment of communication disorders including prevention, evaluation, and intervention
4. Demonstrate professional writing skills for academic and clinical situations: organization, technical skills, intended audience and purpose
5. Evaluate hypotheses about human communication processes in order to develop critical thinking skills
6. Identify aspects of human diversity (e.g. age, ethnicity, gender, race, disability) that influence communication and the disorders of communication that individuals may experience
The B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders requires students to fulfill the quantitative skills requirement for the liberal arts core and to complete 34 credits in CSD courses, plus 12-13 non-CSD credits that can also be counted towards the Liberal Arts Core, as outlined below. (Total 46-47 credits)
Normal Processes (18 credits)
CSD Electives (6 credits)