The Mission of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department
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.
About the Department
The Communication Disorders (CD) program at WKU was established in 1975. The department is a part of the College of Health and Human Services. Distance Learning opportunities were added to the program in 1999 and have expanded to allow students to complete a Pre-SLP program, earn a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, and a Rank I Certificate online. Expansion in the department also included adding the American Sign Language Studies and Cross Cultural Communication in Healthcare programs. The department name was changed to Communication Sciences and Disorders in July 2013.
The M.S. (Master's Degree) education program in speech-language pathology at Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Click on the academic program offerings listed to the right to find out more details regarding the many options our department has to offer.
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Western Kentucky University 1906 College Heights Blvd. #41030 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030 Phone # (270) 745-4541 Fax # (270) 745-3441
Academic Programs Offered:
WKU is now an ASHA CEU provider. We are happy to announce our first course offering. January 23 & 24, 2015 - When Children Don't Eat: Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders. Speaker: Rhonda Mattingly
Take a moment to check out our Spring 2014 Research Newsletter and find out what our CSD faculty, staff, and students have been up to!
WKU Winter term 2014 took 19 students and six faculty/staff on a service learning study abroad to Belize through the College of Health and Human Services International Health and Human Service Learning Program (IHHSLP).
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