Julia Fischer, Chair, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Room 034, College of Professional Studies Building
This school is in the College of Professional Studies .
Faculty: J Barge, R Craig, J Elliott, J Fischer, R Henning, T Kay, C Osborne, S Reeve, S Reynolds, P Terrell, T Veith.
Definition: Communication sciences and disorders is the study of human communication processes with application to a variety of speech, language and hearing disorders. You acquire an academic base and clinical practicum experience for careers in speech-language pathology or audiology.
When you major in communication sciences and disorders you have two options: (1) a major leading to educational certification, and (2) a major which does NOT lead to educational certification. No minor is available. The school’s coordinator of undergraduate programs will advise you.
Academic Standards for Communication Sciences and Disorders Major
- You must have an overall GPA of 2.0 to enroll in lower division preprofessional coursework for the major: CSD 108 , CSD 260 , CSD 264 , CSD 266 , CSD 267 .
- To enroll in upper division (300-400 level) preprofessional coursework you must complete the lower division preprofessional coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have an overall GPA of at least 2.75.
- You must earn a grade of C or better in required communication sciences and disorders coursework to receive credit toward the major. You may repeat a course in the major if you follow the Repeating Courses policy found in the catalog.
- You must maintain a 2.75 GPA overall and a 3.0 GPA in this major throughout the upper division coursework.
- If you fail to meet either the overall or the in-major GPA, you will be placed on probation in the major. You must meet the above GPAs by the end of the probationary semester to continue in the major. Only one probationary semester is allowed.
- All courses taken in the major are used to determine your in-major GPA, regardless of a declaration of academic bankruptcy.
- All college and university coursework will be used for any program decision, including the professional education program, enrollment in upper division courses, and graduation. You may petition the Communication Sciences and Disorders Academic Programs Committee for exception.
Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic
Sondra Reynolds, Director of Clinical Services - Speech and Language Pathology
Room 036, College of Professional Studies Building
Rebecca Henning, Clinical Services for Audiology Director
Room 050, College of Professional Studies Building
The Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic offers speech-language diagnostic and therapy services as well as comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adults. Assessment and treatment can be provided for numerous communication and swallowing concerns that may be secondary to cleft palate, cerebral palsy, autism, laryngectomy, hearing loss, cognitive disorders, learning disabilities, stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological disorders.
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 professional preparation of undergraduate and graduate students.
CoursesCommunication Sciences and Disorders
NOTE: All 700-900 courses require graduate status and consent of the instructor as prerequisites.