Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

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Location: Roseman Hall 1011
Phone: (262) 472-1301


Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is one of eight departments in the College of Education and Professional Studies (COEPS). The departmental mission is twofold. First, the department provides the academic and clinical preparation for undergraduate students in normal communication processes and introductory skill development in communication disorders. Second, the department provides a comprehensive academic and clinical program for graduate students including on-campus and off-site clinical experiences that culminate in the requisite Master’s degree for practice as a state licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist.

Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The mission of the graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is to educate speech-language pathologists who are prepared to address the communicative disorders needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities, particularly in the southeastern region of Wisconsin.

Specific missions of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are:

·        To prepare highly qualified professionals in speech-language pathology who exceed the guidelines of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for clinical and academic preparation;

·        To prepare speech-language pathology professionals of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to assess, diagnose and treat clients of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds; and

·        To act as a resource for the University and community by serving as consultants, facilitators and authorities in the various areas of communication disorders.

The overall vision of the CSD department is to be recognized regionally and nationally for its exceptional clinical education program and its dedicated network of faculty, clinical instructors and alumni.

To read the UW-Whitewater and UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies Mission, please click on the links below  (Go to bottom of page)

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