Listen. Learn. Care.

Are you excited about your future career in Speech-Language Pathology? In order to take listening and communication to the next level, you’ll need a solid foundation that combines intentional care with critical thinking. From core classes to clinical experience, ʰФ’s communication sciences and disorders program will lay the ethical foundation you need to fulfill your vocation and enter a graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology.

Sample Careers
  • Audiologist (AuD)
  • Speech/Hearing Researcher
  • Graduate Study in SLP
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The average undergraduate student award is $23,395.

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Program Overview

Our major in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is offered through the Speech-Language Pathology Department at ʰФ. It begins with the foundational knowledge of lifespan development, speech, language, hearing, and swallowing, and leads to hands-on experiences through community service learning and clinical observation with children and adults with communication disorders. Whether you choose a career in speech-language pathology or audiology, both require a graduate degree to enter clinical practice. To learn more about the professions and scope of practice in speech-language pathology and audiology visit the .

The best part about earning your CSD bachelor's degree at ʰФ is our department’s mission: to develop independent, lifelong learners with strong critical thinking and communication abilities. We prepare you for the rigors and rewards of helping communicatively challenged individuals and their families by providing outstanding academic/clinical education, as well as community outreach.

What to Expect

Development. Devotion. Service. These are the immediate qualities you’ll notice as you begin your bachelor's in communication science and disorders, and they’ll be there long after graduation. Our program delivers the holistic qualities you’ll need while meeting many other expectations in order for you to thrive in speech-language pathology:

  • A strong liberal arts foundation in a faith-based atmosphere with small class sizes.
  • Effective knowledge and skills to incorporate the complex relationship between faith, learning, and practice in CSD.
  • Knowledge in basic speech, language, communication, and swallowing processes. 
  • An understanding of evidence-based prevention, evaluation, and intervention practice for speech, language, hearing, communication, and swallowing disorders.
  • Effective verbal and written professional skills.
  • Professional interaction skills with patients, families, and other health care professionals.
  • Ethical and professional behavior in clinical care through service learning and/or clinical services in our on-campus Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic.
  • The completion of 25 required hours of clinical observation. 

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