Faculty: Anjum, Blay, Kafer, Smith (chair), Zeltinger (clinical coordinator)
Degree Types: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Communication Sciences and Disorders Program
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at the University of Mary is part of the School of Health Science’s Speech-Language Pathology Department and leads to a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Our program provides a pre-professional study for students interested in preparing for a career in Speech-Language Pathology.
The undergraduate curriculum provides knowledge in normal and disordered speech, language, swallowing and hearing processes. Assessment and intervention learning experiences are supported by current research and evidence based practice. Christian, Catholic, Benedictine and professional speech-language values are embedded in our program to establish ethical, respectful, caring and service oriented students.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program provides a pre-professional study for students interested in preparing for a career in Speech-Language Pathology. Graduate study is required for the professional practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist.
Outcomes and Goals
- Discuss basic human communication and swallowing processes.
- Examine and evaluate information in basic human communication differences and communication disorders.
- Apply current knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention, assessment, and intervention to individuals with communication disorders.
- Deliver practicum experiences designed to prepare students to deliver appropriate prevention, and intervention for individuals with communication disorders.
- Apply effective oral and written communication skills in all academic settings.
- Demonstrate moral, ethical, and respectful conduct as viewed through Benedictine values.
- Gain entry and be successful in a graduate program in speech-language pathology, audiology, or related field.
Progression in the CSD Program
Students must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA to remain in the program (both major and cumulative). Also, students must receive grades of C or higher in all CSD coursework. If students do not maintain a 2.75 GPA, they will be placed on academic probation and have one semester to meet the 2.75 cumulative GPA requirement. However, students need at least a 3.0 GPA to meet graduate school entrance requirements in the University of Mary MS SLP program.