The Department of Communication Disorders is a pre-professional academic & clinical program whose aims are to meet the educational needs of students and to prepare them for places of leadership and service. To achieve these aims, faculty provide students opportunities to develop their intellectual abilities by learning to think critically and creatively, and to accept their obligation to serve God by serving those in their world. By supporting the liberal arts tradition, the department affirms that we need to know about all areas of knowledge in order to meet needs of a diverse and ever-changing world. The department places emphasis on the preparation of students for graduate and professional schools.
Although undergraduate Communicative Disorder programs are not accredited as graduate schools are, Ouachita Baptist University Communication Sciences and Disorders does follow Best Practices Guidelines as promoted by the National Association of Pre-Professional Programs (NAPP).