Communication Sciences and Disorders
Speech-Language Pathology is offered as a major and minor for undergraduate studies. Please review the program requirements and the course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog for more detailed information.
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.
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.
"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."