The mission of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences is to provide rigorous academic and clinical preparation for students seeking careers working with individuals with communication disorders, and their families. One of the first Communicative Disorders and Sciences programs in California, the department has prepared students for careers as speech-language pathologists and audiologists for more than 40 years. Speech-language pathologists identify, evaluate and treat children and adults with speech-language, cognitive-communicative, and swallowing disorders. Audiologists diagnose and treat individuals with hearing or balance disorders.
Our BA in Communicative Disorders and Sciences curriculum provides the basis for further graduate study, required for a career in either field. Our MS in Speech Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Both members of the SJSU community and the larger community receive speech-language and hearing services at the Kay Armstead Center for Communication Disorders, which is located in Sweeney Hall 118B.