Saint Xavier University Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Study in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department leads to an understanding of human communication and its disorders. With hands-on learning and clinical practicums, students graduate from this program with a firm foundation in the work of speech-language pathology.

Programs of Study

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department offers a range of programs for undergraduate and graduate studies. The department offers an undergraduate major and minor in speech-language pathology. The department also offers a graduate program for a Master of Science (M.S.) in speech-language pathology.

Undergraduate students develop an understanding of the basic human communication and swallowing processes, and begin an investigation into communication disorders. Graduate students prepare themselves to become competent speech-language pathologists by developing the necessary knowledge and skills to understand, assess and treat persons with communication and swallowing disorders.

Students who complete their graduate studies become speech-language pathologists in a variety of work settings, including hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, university clinics, special education and early childhood centers as well as private practice.

ASHA logoThe Communication Sciences and Disorders Department is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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Student Spotlight

Meghan Hill

Meghan Hill

"My experience in the program gave me an abundance of experiences that prepared me for a future in speech-language pathology. I gained knowledge in the key areas of CSD, which has allowed me to develop a solid foundation for master's education. The program also provided opportunities to volunteer through our student organization, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA). During my senior year in the program I had the opportunity to complete a senior research project, and I also participated in clinical practicum that gave me hands-on experience working with speech therapy clients in a supervised setting. These experiences were unique to SXU's undergraduate CSD program and have thoroughly prepared me to be successful in pursuing a Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology."