Communication Sciences and Disorders

Phone: 715-346-2328


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


Phone: 715-346-2328

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 and staff 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 Augmentative Communication Lab; a Speech and Hearing Science Lab and a comprehensive hearing aid dispensing program.

Career opportunities in Communication Sciences and Disorders

After graduation, you will pursue a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders-Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) or a Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.), required by these professions. These graduate degrees lead to career opportunities in settings including schools, hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices.

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 devices.

Building your résumé

Undergraduate students enroll in one or two semesters of clinical practicum during their senior year under the supervision of our faculty and staff. 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

The advising staff 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.