UW-Stevens Point Communication Sciences and Disorders graduates at work
- Tammy Fredrickson ’96, M.S. ’98Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Colorado-Boulder
- Allison Herzog ’10, M.S. ’12Speech-Language Pathologist at Riverview Early Childhood Center-Manitowoc Public School District
- Breanna Minor ’13, M.S. ’15Speech-Language Pathologist at Partners in Excellence in La Crosse
Choose Communication Sciences and Disorders at UW-Stevens Point
As an undergraduate in the communication sciences and disorders program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you will study speech-language pathology and audiology, observe clients and job shadow or interview working professionals to obtain real-world experience while receiving your education.
UW-Stevens Point offers a diversified faculty
who are committed to the highest
quality of teaching and supervision. Unique components of the program include
undergraduate clinical practicum experience; clinical observation rooms that
allow undergraduate students to observe seniors and graduate students conducting
therapy; an active student speech, language and hearing association; a state-of-the-art
; a Speech and Hearing Science Lab and
a comprehensive hearing aid dispensing program.
Career opportunities in Communication Sciences and Disorders
As a speech-language pathologist (SLP), you will assess,
diagnose and treat people who have speech, language, voice, fluency, swallowing
and other communication disorders. SLPs work with people who have communication
challenges from strokes, brain injuries, developmental disorders, learning
disabilities or hearing loss. They also collaborate with teachers, social
workers, audiologists, health care professionals and other therapists.
Audiologists evaluate and diagnose problems related to
hearing and balance for people of all ages. They recommend and fit
amplification, including hearing aids, cochlear implants and other implantable
Building your résumé
Undergraduate students enroll in one or
two semesters of clinical practicum during their senior year under the
supervision of our faculty
. The clinical practicum provides you with
hands-on experience while you complete your undergraduate degree.
Students provide individual or small-group therapy and complete communication assessments at the UW-Stevens Point Speech,
Language and Hearing Clinic
(SLHC) which serves
the university community and Central Wisconsin.
Outside the classroom
Undergraduates who join the student chapter of the National
Student Speech-Language Hearing Association
(NSSLHA) develop their knowledge of communication sciences and disorders and get involved in university and community-service activities. Students gain valuable experiences and build relationships with fellow students, professors, staff and community members when they participate in our annual highway cleanup, help plan a fall festival, volunteer at a head start preschool, spend time with nursing home residents or attend our annual spring picnic.
Student support services
of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders helps facilitate
your progress through the undergraduate program. They answer questions about course selection,
transferring, progress toward the degree and a host of other topics.