What will I study?
The Communication Disorders Major provides an education that meets pre- professional entrance criteria for graduate work in communication disorders and audiology. The program is a composite major requiring 58 credits of course content covering the broad scope of communication, normal speech and language development and speech and language disorders from a biblical worldview. Classroom instruction, clinical observations, written assignments and client interaction are carefully planned to ensure that the student is prepared to continue his education beyond the bachelor' s degree in the field of speech-language pathology or audiology.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Assess communication development and the effects of communication disorders throughout the lifespan.
-- Appraise assessment tools, intervention strategies and professional issues in the field of speech-language pathology.
-- Evaluate theoretical constructs and current literature in the field of speech-language pathology.
-- Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the speech, language and cognitive processes to clinical practice.
What classes will I take?
First Year +
Second Year +
Third Year +
Fourth Year +
- Therapeutic Methods & Clinical Technology in Speech-Language Pathology
- Clinical Practicum
- Bible Elective (300/400-level) (2 credits)
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Speech-language pathologists and audiologists work in a variety of settings, such as public or private schools, private clinics, home health agencies, nursing facilities and hospitals.
Following graduate work in communication disorders, a graduate may pursue work in the following fields:
- Speech-language pathology
- Communications Sciences Research
Students can network with a variety of employers through our online placement service, CareerCentral. A multitude of employment opportunities are posted annually. In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students in a variety of majors through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.
Career Services can help you prepare for job hunting and networking with employers.