Mission Statement

Our Department Mission

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology is committed to pursuit excellence in the academic and clinical preparation of students in speech-language pathology, in conducting research, and in the provision of services to the University and to the community-at-large.

Our Department Goals

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology strives to:

  • Provide effective and evidence-based instruction and clinical education in speech-language pathology,
  • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field through research and professional development, and
  • Serve the community by offering pro bono speech and language services.

We aim to facilitate our students' knowledge development and skill acquisition for solving clinical problems, conducting comprehensive speech and language assessments, and implementing evidence-based interventions for a diverse client population in various clinical settings.

Our Strategic Plan

Informed by our mission and goals, and those of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), this strategic plan outlines the ways in which the Department of Speech-Language Pathology intends to achieve its vision for the future.  We recognize that strategic planning is an ongoing process, given ever-changing internal and external needs. This plans maps our efforts through 2023, which will be evaluated, and, when necessary, revised each academic year.