Communication Sciences & Disorders

Communication Sciences & Disorders
Kleist Center for Art & Drama
(440) 826-2149

Impressive Career Growth

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of speech-language pathologists is expected to increase 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.


Learn more about speech language pathology from the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook


Baldwin Wallace University is seeking Public Comments on a Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program that is seeking candidacy (preaccreditation) from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).  CAA is a national recognized accrediting agency. Individuals who wish to provide input about the program may do so in two ways, by:

1.Submitting written comments prior to the site visit in accordance with the procedures specified in the Policy and Procedures on Public Comment which may be obtained by contacting CAA at the address below, calling ASHA’s Action Center at 800-498-2071 or accessing the documents on ASHA’s Web site at These written comments should be submitted to: Accreditation Public Comment, Council on Academic Accreditation In Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850.  Fax: 301-296-8570


2.Providing comments to the Site Visit Team during the Public Meeting that will be held Monday, February 23, 2015 from 4:30-5:30 at Baldwin Wallace University, Center for Innovation & Growth  Room 107, 340 Front St., Berea, OH  44017. All are welcome to attend.


Communication sciences and disorders is a comprehensive, allied health career field that is dynamic and in demand.

Pre-professional degree

Our curriculum melds practical learning with theory. You'll experience strong academics, hands-on clinical experience and research opportunities that provide ideal preparation for graduate school in speech-language pathology, audiology, speech science, hearing science or a related allied health field.  Over the past ten years, 98 percent of our students who have applied to graduate school have been accepted.

Extensive clinical opportunities

Whether it is through volunteer community outreach screenings or our on-campus Speech Clinic, you'll have ample opportunities to gain practical experience.  Through our newly renovated Speech Clinic, you can provide speech, language and hearing services under the supervision of a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist.  Upon graduation, our students have obtained an average of 100 clinical hours, an amount that is significantly higher than the national average of 44 hours obtained at the undergraduate level.

Research experience

Real-world learning, individual attention and faculty mentoring are at the forefront of our program.  Through coursework and other initiatives, you'll learn to critically evaluate research and to design and even conduct a clinically based research study.  In addition, you can get involved in clinical research conducted by the faculty and clinical staff on topics such as analysis of communication in functually nonverbal children; video versus reading literacy tasks with functually nonverbal children; and the effectiveness of group intervention on cognition and communication in geriatric adults.


Offered as a major and minor
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