What Sets Us Apart?
What are the unique distinctions of the Communication Sciences and Disorders program?
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is part of the growing College of Health Professions. This provides a unique opportunity for collaboration with other health professions such as nursing, physician assistants, nutrition, and occupational therapy. Our Program is unique among most metropolitan area programs in offering opportunities to undergraduates to engage in hands-on clinical practice at both our on-site Speech, Language and Hearing Center and at various externship placements. CSD graduates are eligible to apply for their Initial teaching certificate in Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (via the Individual Evaluation of Credentials pathway).
An important priority of this Program is involving students in research with professors. Our students have presented research at university, regional, and national conferences. Participation in research gives our students a unique advantage when applying to graduate school.
CSD students have the following opportunities at Pace
- Undergraduate clinical practicum experience at on-site Speech, Language and Hearing Center and off-site externships
- Clinical experience with college students with autism spectrum disorders in collaboration with OASIS program
- Student-professor research opportunities
- Small classes and personal relationships with professors
- Personal advisement for scheduling and graduate school planning