Communication Sciences and Disorders

As an undergraduate in the communication sciences and disorders program at UW-Stevens Point, you will study the development of children’s speech and language skills, the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms, as well as how speech, language and hearing impairments may impact successful communication.

During your first two years, you'll be provided with an overview of the field, clinic observations, and an introduction to normal communication processes. At the junior level, you will study disorders and intervention programs and as a senior, you will experience management of cases.

To prepare for our program, high school students should focus on courses in biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, mathematics and communication. Volunteer work with all ages is encouraged, as is shadowing of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Explore Career Opportunities in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Top 5After earning a bachelor's degree, you will pursue a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders-Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) or a Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.), required by these professions. The UW-Stevens Point graduate programs are accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

These graduate degrees lead to career opportunities in settings including school systems, hospitals, birth-to-three programs, medical/rehabilitation centers, private practice and universities.

Get Involved on Campus

Undergraduates who join student organizations including the award-winning National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), Student Academy of Audiology, Miles of Smiles and Sign Language Club develop their knowledge of communication sciences and disorders and get involved in university and community-service activities.

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is a clinical training facility with a reputation for excellence in serving the university and Central Wisconsin by providing clinical services as part of the pre-professional preparation of undergraduate CSD students.

Additional unique components of our program include:
  • undergraduate clinical practicum experience
  • observation of seniors and graduate students conducting therapy
  • active student speech, language and hearing association
  • state-of-the-art Augmentative Communication Lab
  • Speech and Hearing Science Lab
  • hearing aid dispensing program

Meet Your Communication Sciences and Disorders Professors

You'll get to know the UW-Stevens Point faculty and staff members as active professionals who truly understand both medical and school settings. All members hold the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the ASHA in either speech-language pathology or audiology. Staff members have expertise in all areas of communicative disorders. We'll include you in our research and in our presentations at professional conferences.

The facilities and equipment available for teaching, clinic and research activities rank with the finest in the Midwest. In addition, our designated student study areas, dedicated computer labs and mini-kitchen on the "garden level" of the College of Professional Studies Building are all designed to make you an active member of the Communication Sciences and Disorders family.

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