Communication Sciences & Disorders Mission Statement
Advance the knowledge & practice in human communication & its disorders; prepare students
to lead & to serve; enable all individuals to communicate, read & write, think & learn
in order to succeed in a changing world.
Faith: we serve God by serving those in our world.
Scholarship: we foster the acquisition of knowledge & skills through problem-based learning, evidence-based practice, & critical thinking across the curriculum.
Growth: we promote individual growth through interaction with others & self-reflection to improve the way we live our lives.
Character: we hold high standards of character & integrity as the foundation for ethical professional conduct.
Community: we explore the broad dimensions of human communication in a diverse & ever changing world.
Departmental Student Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the undergraduate program in Communication Sciences & Disorders:
- Graduates shall demonstrate knowledge of the scope of practice, professional practice, including ethical & legal aspects, & existing knowledge of communication sciences & disorders.
- Graduates shall integrate & apply knowledge of clinical proficiency in the assessment & treatment of communication disorders.
- Graduates shall integrate knowledge from basic & behavioral sciences & humanities with contemporary theory & practice in speech-language pathology.