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What is communication sciences and disorders?

The Communication Sciences and Disorders program gives you an in-depth study of speech, language, hearing processes, and background orientation about disorders of communication in preparation for a graduate program.

Why CDIS at OSU?

OSU’s undergraduate program in communication sciences and disorders offers you a comprehensive pre-professional background to pursue a career in speech-language pathology and/or audiology. Our curriculum prepares you to apply for graduate school as well as take on positions such as a speech-language pathology assistant and/or an audiology assistant.

Career paths

This program prepares you to enter a graduate program in order to pursue certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:


  • Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors have the opportunity to observe therapy sessions and seniors gain clinical experience.
  • You can gain research experience in the Phon Farm, Motor Speech Lab, Sociophonetics Lab and the Language Learning Lab.
  • Opportunity to take courses in American Sign Language, manually coded English and finger spelling.
  • Opportunity to take courses in Deaf Education and learn about Deaf Culture.
  • Observe how a certified audiologist tests hearing loss in newborn babies as well as in adults.

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