College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Communication Sciences & Disorders Area Concentration

Linguistics students who concentrate in CSD take a variety of routes. Some take our anatomy, physiology, hearing and speech science courses; and others take our language development series, which includes typical speech and language acquisition and development followed by courses in preschool and school age language disorders, and adult cognitive disorders.

CSD courses provide a strong liberal arts and sciences education, which is valued in any professional arena. The information students learn in CSD courses is also useful in a variety of employment settings after graduation because it prepares students to understand and interact with diverse populations--children and adults with communication disorders. 

Many students who complete a degree in Linguistics with a concentration in CSD eventually apply to graduate programs in communication sciences and disorders to become certified speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Such professionals are highly sought after and are qualified to work in hospitals, schools, private practice, and industry, both in the United States and overseas. Some graduates go on to become early childhood educators, teachers of the deaf, classroom teachers or TESL instructors. Others pursue certification as sign language interpreters. And others have pursued careers in social work, counseling, nursing, physical or occupational therapy, or human services. 

Communication Sciences & Disorders Area Concentration Advisor

Kimberly Peters
(360) 650-3206
Office Location
AI 398