Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Fall Quarter Office Hours and Contact Info

The main office for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (AI 394) will be open weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Department Manager Karen Smith is on campus Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and available via email or Teams Monday and Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Department Chair, Dr. Kimberly Peters is in the office most days, you can contact her via email with questions or set up an appointment via her Calendly page.

The Clinic office is open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. If you need to reach the clinic please call 360-650-3881

Other Contacts:
SLP Graduate Program
SLP Graduate Admissions
Audiology Graduate Program or Admissions
Post-Baccalaureate Program
Transfer Advising 
General Undergraduate Advising

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) offers engaging and challenging courses and clinical experiences for students studying at the undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate levels. Upon graduation, undergraduate students majoring in CSD will be well-prepared to pursue advanced degrees in speech-language pathology or audiology. Our Master's degree program in speech-language pathology provides exceptional academic, clinical, and research opportunities for students who intend to practice in educational or medical settings.

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About the Department

We are located in the east wing of the Academic Instruction Center in a LEED certified building that opened in January, 2009. Our fully-mediated and well-equipped classrooms and teaching labs provide optimal learning environments. Students benefit from using the latest equipment and software as they learn about normal and disordered communication processes. Comfortable offices, research labs, student collaborative spaces, and multiple computer stations further contribute to a warm and welcoming learning ambience. The Western Washington University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinics occupy two floors of the building, where assessment and treatment services are provided for residents of Bellingham and nearby communities.

Please spend some time exploring the pages and links on our website. You also are welcome to contact us for an appointment with an undergraduate advisor or graduate advisor. We would be happy to arrange a tour of the facilities and a meeting with students who will share their perspectives on their experiences in CSD.

Contact the academic department at 360-650-3885 or Karen.Smith@wwu.edu

Contact the clinic at 360-650-3881

Black Lives Matter

Please read the statement by the Department's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

CSD Equity and Justice Statement

Department Tour Video

CSD Department Tour Video

Information Session Video

Speech Language Pathology Info Session Video