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Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Western Kentucky University is interviewing for two full-time positions. If you’re interested, please apply ASAP.


Our Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program provides broad-based instruction to prepare students to diagnose and treat a variety of hearing and speech disorders in children, the elderly, or patients who have suffered speech or hearing trauma. Our graduate degree program prepares students for the clinical practice of speech-language pathology, working with both children and adults to evaluate and diagnose disorders associated with speech, language, cognition, communication, and swallowing. 


Academic Programs Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders
Undergraduate Minor in American Sign Language Studies
Undergraduate Certificate in Cross Cultural Communication in Healthcare
Pre-SLP - Leveling Program to Provide Prerequisite Courses (entry into a graduate program)
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (on-campus & distance learning options)
Rank I in Communication Disorders


Our Mission:

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at WKU prepares students to be knowledgeable, productive and engaged leaders in professional practice. Our department provides a dynamic academic foundation to students across the globe through opportunities for lifelong learning, service and research.


corinne balliette

Student Spotlight

Meet Corinne
Corinne Balliette, a distance student, investigated the readiness or willingness of providers, speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and patients to participate in telepractice for speech-language therapy services in rural areas of Nevada. (Read more...)
megan french

Alumni Spotlight

Meet Megan
Megan French (B.S. in Communication Disorders, May 2016), currently in her second year of graduate school at the University of Cincinnati was privileged to interview and receive a stipend externship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. (Read more...)
dr. weiler

Faculty Spotlight

Meet Dr. Weiler

CSD Professor Dr. Brian Weiler was involved in a study focused on the rate of failure in kindergarten language screenings when the Rice Wexler Test of Early Grammatical Impairment was used. (Read more...)




Office Hours:

***All WKU offices will be closed for the holiday break from Saturday, December 15 through Tuesday, January 1.  Our office will reopen on Wednesday, January 2.  Have a wonderful holiday break!***

Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Central Time)

Department Head:

Jean Neils-Strunjas, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Western Kentucky University
College of Health & Human Services
1906 College Heights Blvd. #41030
Academic Complex 104
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030
Phone: 270-745-8998


2018 KSHA Faculty & Student Presentations








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