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.
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:
Hospital - Acute Care
Hospital - Rehab Setting
Adult Day Care Facility
Colleges and Universities
Public School System
Home Health Agency
Long-Term Care Facility
Freshman, 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
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