Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Program

If you are looking for a career that blends science with the ability to help others, then Communication Sciences and Disorders is a great program to consider. Communication Sciences and Disorders is offered as an undergraduate, as well as a graduate program, at UW-River Falls. Now is an excellent time to enroll in this program, as there is a national shortage that creates a high demand for Communication Sciences and Disorders graduates. At UW-River Falls, Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduate students learn basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural bases. Undergraduate students also learn basic prevention, assessment and intervention strategies for language disorders, hearing disorders, fluency disorders, voice disorders and articulation/phonological disorders.   

Communication Sciences and Disorders graduates enter their careers as speech/language pathologists and audiologists. To be employed as a speech-language pathologist, students should expect to earn a minimum of a master's degree (offered at UW-River Falls). To be employed as an audiologist, students should expect to earn a minimum of a clinical doctorate (not offered at UW-River Falls). Employment is available in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, long-term care facilities, early childhood centers, private practice and the sales industry.

For more information on Communication Sciences and disorders, please contact:

UWRF CSD Program