Why Study Communication Sciences and Disorders?
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In the in-demand field of communication sciences and disorders, you’ll utilize a variety of techniques to diagnose and treat people with speech, language and hearing disorders. As a communication sciences and disorders major at UW-River Falls, you’ll have access to interactive classrooms and undergraduate research opportunities that will help prepare you for your future career.
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Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Area of Study:
Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Understand and describe the biological and neurological bases of normal human communication.
- Develop and cultivate interpersonal communication skills, problem-solving skills, organization and time management skills.
- Describe the causes, characteristics, prevention, assessment and intervention strategies for articulation/phonological language, hearing, voice and fluency disorders.
- Hone your ability to empathize and relate to people from a variety of backgrounds.
Types of Courses
- Articulatory and Phonological Disorders
- Aural Rehabilitation
- Clinical Procedures and Experience
- Language Appraisal and Intervention
- Language Development
- Speech Systems
- Voice Disorders
Employment in the field of communication sciences and disorders requires a graduate-level degree. Once you’ve completed your undergraduate degree at UW-River Falls, you can enroll in graduate school (we have an excellent master’s degree program!). After you’ve earned a graduate degree, you’ll be ready for a variety of roles, including:
- Speech, Language or Hearing Scientist
- Speech-Language Pathologist
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