Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the BA degree program in CD&S should demonstrate:

  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • A knowledge base in normal communication and disorders across life span;
  • Effective problem solving and critical thinking;
  • Knowledge of basic human communication processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic and cultural bases;
  • Beginning level of assessment skills for individuals with communication disorders;
  • Beginning level research skills in communication disorders and sciences;
  • An understanding of the changing models of service delivery and their effects on speech-language/audiology therapy management;
  • A beginning understanding of the theoretical bases of speech-language and hearing therapy and models of practice;
  • Professional behavior based on the ethics and standards of the speechlanguage pathology and audiology professions; and
  • Flexible service delivery (at the beginning level) in a diverse, multicultural society.