The mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to develop professionals who are ethical, knowledgeable, skillful, and capable of working independently and in collaboration with clients, families, and other professionals. The commitment of the department to this mission is reflected in the undergraduate liberal arts and sciences requirements; in the academic coursework in normal and abnormal development and behavior across the human life span; in coursework that engenders awareness of issues in culturally diverse populations; in human communication disorders, and in diagnostic and treatment methodologies; in clinical practicum requirements; and in coursework teaching research skills that support lifelong learning. Learn More »