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Communication Sciences and Disorders


25 Clinical Hours

In Various Settings

Majority of Graduates accepted

into a graduate program

Communication Sciences and Disorders is offered as a major and minor for undergraduate studies.

In combination with graduate study, a major in communication sciences and disorders leads to a rewarding career serving individuals across the lifespan as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

Program Highlights

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Saint Xavier University consists of courses that introduce students to the anatomical, physiological, neurological, psychological, developmental, linguistic and acoustic bases of speech and language development. Students also are introduced to the nature, assessment and management of communication disorders. In this program, you will learn the biological and physical aspects of speech, language, hearing and swallowing processes, and you will develop an understanding of speech and language disorders and how they may warrant clinical intervention.

Program Requirements

For more information, please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog.

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Ludden Speech and Language Clinic

Conduct therapy in our on-site clinic

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Speech Language Pathology Graduate Program

Direct admission opportunity into the graduate program

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Contact the Office of Admission

  • 773-298-3050
  • Toll Free: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)
  • Fax: 773-298-3076
  • M-T: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    F: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    S: 9 a.m. - Noon

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