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With the goal of helping everyone from children to adults overcome speech, hearing, language, and learning difficulties, Communication Science and Disorders majors learn what it means to make a real difference in people’s lives.

As a CSD major, you may customize your curriculum to establish a strong foundation in the basic sciences and processes related to communication, swallowing, and cognition, as well as to learn about humanities and education topics including language-learning, special education, and linguistics. Through a combination of classroom learning and hands-on experiences, you’ll learn how speech-language pathologists and audiologists provide intervention and services to children and adults with speech, language, and/or hearing disorders in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and public schools.

Whether they are helping children work through the challenges of stuttering, working with adults who want to overcome a speech impediment, or researching related products for a business or organization, CSD graduates can pursue myriad opportunities in the field; many continue their education through a speech-language pathology or audiology graduate program.