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Communication Science and Disorders

School of Health Sciences and Wellness Communication Sciences and Disorders Degree

Major

Start your Journey to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist

As an undergraduate in the communication sciences and disorders program at UW-Stevens Point, you will study the development of children’s speech and language skills, the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanisms, as well as how speech, language and hearing impairments may impact successful communication. 

During your first two years, you’ll be provided with an overview of the field, clinic observations, and an introduction to normal communication processes. At the junior level, you will study disorders and intervention programs and as a senior, you will experience management of cases. 

To prepare for our program, high school students should focus on courses in biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, mathematics and communication. Volunteer work with all ages is encouraged, as is shadowing of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. 

Why study Communication Sciences and Disorders at UW-Stevens Point?

The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic is a clinical training facility with a reputation for excellence in serving the university and Central Wisconsin by providing clinical services as part of the pre-professional preparation of undergraduate CSD students. The facilities and equipment available for teaching, clinic and research activities rank with the finest in the Midwest. In addition, our designated student study areas, dedicated computer labs and mini-kitchen on the “garden level” of the College of Professional Studies Building are all designed to make you an active member of the Communication Sciences and Disorders family.
Speech-Language Pathology

Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic

Services, including evaluation, treatment, and consultation, are available to those of all ages, from infants to the elderly, and are provided by undergraduate and graduate students under the supervision of nationally certified, state licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
Abigail Brown

Hired Before Graduation

Abigail Brown ’20, M.S. ’22

Abigail Brown was hired before graduation at Aspirus Health in Merrill and Wausau as a speech-language pathologist.
CSD 60 Years

Celebrating 60 years at UW-Stevens Point

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program at UW-Stevens Point is celebrating 60 years of teaching, learning and serving the community.
Alumni Map

Alumni Map

Where are they now?

UW-Stevens Point alumni live and work all over the world—so if you’re looking for networking opportunities close to a new home or contact info for fellow Pointer in another city, you’re in luck. Looking for a fellow Pointer near you or want to add your pin? Start with our map.
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What to Expect? 

After earning a bachelor’s degree, 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. The UW-Stevens Point graduate programs are accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). 

These graduate degrees lead to career opportunities in settings including school systems, hospitals, birth-to-three programs, medical/rehabilitation centers, private practice and universities. 

Get Involved on Campus

Undergraduates who join student organizations including the award-winning National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), Student Academy of Audiology, Miles of Smiles and Sign Language Club develop their knowledge of communication sciences and disorders and get involved in university and community-service activities.

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

You’ll get to know the UW-Stevens Point faculty and staff members as active professionals who truly understand both medical and school settings. All members hold the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the ASHA in either speech-language pathology or audiology. Staff members have expertise in all areas of communicative disorders. We’ll include you in our research and in our presentations at professional conferences.
Jim Barge

Jim Barge

  • Clinical Assistant Professor – Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force
715-600-2499
Julia Fischer

Julia Fischer

  • Professor – Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Department Chair – Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Program Director
  • Co-coordinator of Graduate Programs – Communication Sciences and Disorders
715-346-4657
Pamela Terrell

Pamela Terrell

  • Professor – Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Coordinator – Neurodiversity Alliance
715-346-3423
Tonya Veith

Tonya Veith

  • Associate Professor – Audiology
  • Director – On-Campus Audiology Clinical Education
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force
715-346-2851

Accreditation

ASHA

ASHA Accreditation

The master’s degree in speech and language pathology at UW-Stevens Point and joint Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) program with the University of Wisconsin-Madison are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).