Welcome to Communication Sciences and Disorders


We are so excited that you are considering Western Illinois University!

Choosing a college can be a difficult decision, so please join us in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department for a chance to interact with our faculty, students, and learn more about exciting careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology!

CSD day

WHAT: CSD Day will include a hands-on look at our equipment and the opportunity to observe our clinic on a typical working day. The day will end with lunch with some of our current undergraduate students.

WHEN: Monday, November 13th  

8:30 - 10:30 Discover Western Admissions Program (Spencer Student Rec Center)  

10:30 - noon CSD Activities (Memorial Hall)  

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch with CSD Undergrads (Olson Hall)  

1:15 – 2:00 Campus tour

WHERE: WIU Macomb Campus

Even if you’ve already attended a Discover Western, this will be your chance to see our department in full-swing!

Please send questions or RSVPs with total number attending to Amy Carrigan at ar-brown4@wiu.edu or 309-298-1955, so we can have an accurate headcount.

We look forward to seeing you Monday, November 13th!

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. We also run an on-campus Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic which provides speech-language and audiological services to community members.

Undergraduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders are usually planning ahead for careers as speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Both of these professions require graduate degrees. The undergraduate program at WIU provides students with the background to be successful in graduate school. Undergraduates complete coursework in the basic science behind typical and atypical communication, oral and written communication skills, and the foundations of clinical practice. Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher in the major also have the opportunity to complete clinical experiences in our Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. GradTrac is available to Communication Sciences and Disorders majors. See more information about GradTrac.

The Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders degree program in speech-language pathology at Western Illinois University is accredited by Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Graduate students engage in coursework and clinical experiences to prepare them for careers as speech-language pathologists across all clinical settings.