Departmental Standards

Each of our programs have their own unique strategic plans but these are the standards that encompass the entire Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. 

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To prepare graduate students to become speech-language pathologists or audiologists who demonstrate excellence in clinical practice and who strive to be life-long learners. The undergraduate emphasis provides students with a foundation in theoretical and applied aspects of the discipline to facilitate success in their future endeavors.


The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will become a leader in the academic and clinical education of speech-language pathology and audiology students through exemplary classroom and clinical instruction, extensive practicum opportunities, and retention of outstanding faculty. As a result, graduates will be life-long learners, leaders in their professions, advocates for their clients/patients, and the critical thinkers and problem solvers of tomorrow.


  • Centered on professional education
  • Accessible and supportive of students
  • Excellent teaching 
  • Foundation in evidence-based practice

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