"Educating tomorrow's speech, language and hearing professionals."
The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences has a three-dimensional mission of teaching, research and service for the advancement of human potential in speech, language and hearing. As part of a comprehensive university system dedicated to undergraduate and graduate instruction, teaching is always regarded as the first priority.
The Communication Disorders and Sciences major involves studies in the disciplines of speech and hearing sciences, audiology, and speech-language pathology. Undergraduate program offers an emphasis in either audiology or speech-language pathology. Graduate degree in Speech-Language pathology.
The Degree Programs:
The Master's Degree is the professional entry-level requirement for employment as a speech language pathologist. Completion of the baccalaureate and master's degree programs enable the students to satisfy the academic requirements for:
- license in all US states to practice in medical, rehabilitative, or private practice settings
- education credentials in all states for employment in public schools and
- professional certification by the American Speech Language-Hearing Association.
The department's curriculum is conducted through classroom instruction and experiential learning , including intensive student participation in the clinical programs of the CSUN Language, Speech and Hearing Center. Advanced graduate students obtain additional clinical experience through placement in the department's affiliated medical centers, professional practices, and public schools.