College of Health and Human Services
Carolyn Conway Madding
Language Arts Building (LAB), Room 102
Language Arts Building (LAB) Room 112
Randall C. Beattie, Carolyn Conway Madding, Jim Till
Geraldine P. Wallach
Randall C. Beattie
Geraldine P. Wallach
The Communicative Disorders Department provides undergraduate course work for students planning careers in speech-language pathology or audiology. Departmental majors may complete work leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders and Master of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders with a Specialization in Speech-Language Pathology, as well as the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the requirements for licensure by the State of California.
Students seeking special education credentials may obtain specific credentials while completing the Master’s degree. Students in allied health fields and linguistic sciences will find courses to supplement their regular majors.
The department maintains a language, speech and hearing clinic to serve as a clinical and research laboratory on campus for both graduate and undergraduate students. Field placements are available in the many nearby hospitals, rehabilitation agencies and nonprofit language/speech/hearing clinics.
Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors: Undergraduate Advisor, Graduate Advisor, Field Service Coordinator, and Clinic Director.
The Department of Communicative Disorders offers graduate study leading to the Master of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders with a Specialization in Speech-Language Pathology. This coursework meets requirements for certification by the American Speech and Hearing Association (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, phone: 301-897-5700), licensing by the State of California, and appropriate educational credentials.