Academic Administration

Communication Science and Disorders B.A.Sc. Program Outcomes

The Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) strives to provide students a comprehensive education that combines theoretical knowledge with clinical application and research. We accomplish this mission through a combination of academic course work, clinical practicum, and research activities. The intent of this mission is to prepare students for graduate study and ensure their entry into the field of communication disorders as competent professionals.  We recognize our responsibility to serve the regional community.  In this regard, the department provides comprehensive speech, language, and hearing services to individuals and families in the region through a clinical atmosphere that fosters respect and support for diversity, as well as advocacy for the rights of individuals.  The department also serves the regional community by acting as a continuing education resource for local professionals.


Departmental Learning Outcomes


CSD learning outcomes are derived from standards set forth by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).  Each learning outcome is addressed in one or more of the program courses including the program capstone course, CSD 4197-Clincial Procedures.


At the end of the program, our graduates should KNOW:   

1. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the basic human communication process, including the biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural basis.

2. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge the etiologies, characteristics and anatomical/physiological, acoustic psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural correlates of articulation, phonology, language, hearing, voice and fluency disorders.

3.  Graduate will demonstrate the basic foundations of treatment of communication disorders including prevention, evaluation, and intervention.

4. Graduates will understand the interaction and interdependence of speech, language, and hearing in the discipline of human communication sciences and disorders.


At the end of the program, our graduates should be able to demonstrate these SKILLS: 

1.  Graduates will demonstrate organized and professional writing skills for academic and clinical situations.

2.  Graduates will demonstrate speaking skills necessary for professional oral communication.

3.  Graduates will demonstrate integration of research principles into evidence-based clinical practice.


At the end of the program, our graduates should hold these PROFESSIONAL VALUES:  

1.  Graduates will demonstrate standards of ethical conduct.

2.  Graduates will demonstrate multicultural sensitivity in the discipline of human communication sciences and disorders.

3.  Graduates will demonstrate self-evaluation of effectiveness of practice.