Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the communication sciences and disorders program, graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic human communication and swallowing processes, including the appropriate biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of communication disorders and differences in areas of articulation, fluency, voice, language, hearing, swallowing, cognition, social communication, and communication modalities. 
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the principles and methods of the prevention, assessment, and intervention for people with communication disorders.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary professional issues, including standards of ethical conduct, certifications, licensure, and other relevant professional credentials, as well as state and national regulations and policies relevant to professional practice 
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of processes used in research and of the integration of research principles into evidence-based clinical practice. 
  6. Demonstrate professional oral and written or other form of communication skills.