2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Programs and Courses > Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health Sciences
The Faculty of Health Professions
About the Program
Speech-language pathologists assist people with communication disorders by improving their quality of life.
ESU’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers students the opportunity to earn a preprofessional degree. Upon completion, students must pursue a master’s degree before gaining employment as a certified speech-language pathologist. Graduates of ESU’s master’s degree program have many employment opportunities.
Students are given an education plan upon entering the program; they are assigned an adviser who will assist them throughout their bachelor’s degree program. Students must maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative average and major average.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is housed in Monroe Hall. The Monroe Hall Speech and Hearing Center is a fully operational clinic. It features all of the equipment and accommodations essential to a quality educational program in speech-language pathology. Graduate students are able to gain hands-on experience with people who exhibit various types of communication disorders. The clinic serves people of all ages, infancy through adult, from the surrounding Pocono area, the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey, as well as students and faculty/staff from ESU who are in need of rehabilitation/habilitation services. Monroe Hall has several observable therapy rooms, and all the necessary materials and resources for conducting therapy.
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ESU’s graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
The department has an active chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association. We also have a Sign Language Club and a chapter of Autism SpeaksU. Student members participate in many service learning activities, including visiting local nursing homes, doing projects with the Mekeel Child Care Center on campus and participating in some social events as well.
Academic Programs and Courses
Communication Sciences and Disorders B.S.
Gerontology Interdisciplinary Certificate Program
Communication Sciences and Disorders Faculty
SPPA - Communication Sciences and Disorders Courses
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