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Our Mission

Communication Sciences & Disorders Mission Statement

Advance the knowledge & practice in human communication & its disorders; prepare students to lead & to serve; enable all individuals to communicate, read & write, think & learn in order to succeed in a changing world.

Faith: we serve God by serving those in our world.

Scholarship: we foster the acquisition of knowledge & skills through problem-based learning, evidence-based practice, & critical thinking across the curriculum.

Growth: we promote individual growth through interaction with others & self-reflection to improve the way we live our lives.

: we hold high standards of character & integrity as the foundation for ethical professional conduct.

: we explore the broad dimensions of human communication in a diverse & ever changing world.

Departmental Student Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the undergraduate program in Communication Sciences & Disorders:

  1. Graduates shall demonstrate knowledge of the scope of practice, professional practice, including ethical & legal aspects, & existing knowledge of communication sciences & disorders.
  2. Graduates shall integrate & apply knowledge of clinical proficiency in the assessment & treatment of communication disorders.
  3. Graduates shall integrate knowledge from basic & behavioral sciences & humanities with contemporary theory & practice in speech-language pathology.

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