The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers an undergraduate degree in speech pathology/speech and hearing science. The undergraduate degree is pre-professional in nature and prepares students to attend graduate school in speech-language pathology or audiology.
Students also may obtain a minor in speech pathology/speech and hearing science. To learn more go to the SPA Minor Checksheet.
The department also offers a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology.
Clarion University Speech and Hearing Clinic
Communication Sciences and Disorders is located in Keeling Health Center, which also houses the Clarion University Speech and Hearing Clinic. The clinic serves patients with communication disorders, and an opportunity for students to obtain clinical experience. Off-campus clinical externship sites for students' clinical training are available in a variety of settings.
We welcome all inquiries concerning our programs. For more information, you may send us an email or call us at 814-393-2581. We also are available to meet you or arrange tours of our facilities.
Suggested Sequence of Courses
CSD 125: Introduction to Communication Disorders, 3 cr.
CSD 150: Speech Science, 3 cr.
CSD 156: Phonetics and Phonology, 3 cr.
FIRST OR SECOND SEMESTER:
BIO Biology Course, 3 cr.
PHSC Physical Science Course, 3 cr.
CSD 251: Anatomy of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms, 3 cr.
CSD 257: Developmental Sequences in Language and Speech 3, cr.
CSD 258: Language Disorders in Children, 3 cr.
CSD 352: Speech Disorders, 3 cr.
CSD 353: Adult Communication Disorders, 3 cr.
CSD 460: Introduction to Audiology, 3 cr.
CSD 467: Clinical Observation, 3 cr.
CSD 475: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 3 cr.
CSD 463: Aural Rehabilitation (Pre-requisite CSD 460), 3 cr.
SEVENTH OR EIGHTH SEMESTER:
CSD 472: Seminar in Speech Science, 3 cr.