Elmhurst College's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is dedicated to preparing its students for the successful understanding of human communication and its disorders and differences.
The department offers a cutting-edge major in communication sciences and disorders that prepares its students for graduate school and to make a real difference in the world. As of fall 2013, the department offers a master of science degree in communication sciences and disorders.
Communication sciences and disorders majors at Elmhurst enjoy access to a variety of clinical opportunities. On campus, students work directly with clients in Elmhurst’s own Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. Many students at Elmhurst conduct research and complete observations at area rehabilitation centers, schools and other settings. Classes are kept small at Elmhurst. With typically no more than 24 students in a class, there is extraordinary access to professors and clinical educators.
The major in communication sciences and disorders provides an excellent foundation for graduate study, which is required for national certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, licensure in most states and a public school certificate in Illinois. The major is not designed for students who plan careers as speech-language pathology assistants.