CSDO Marketable Skills

From the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

A degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides students with:

Core competence in understanding the science of human communication and its disorders; integrating information form the broad areas of lifepsan human development, psychology, cognitive sciences, biology, acoustics and language science.

Development of critical thinking and written and oral communication abilities within contexts of the physical, biological, cognitive, linguistic and social sciences.


Exposure to contemporary issues in health care and education:

  • Professional ethics
  • Cultural competence for professional interactions in a diverse society
  • Evidence-based decision-making
  • Regulatory and institutional aspects of provision of services

Opportunities to engage in high impact learning practices such as:

  • Service learning
  • Undergraduate research
  • Community engagement

Preparation to succeed in audiology and speech-language pathology graduate programs as well as a wide variety of disciplines in areas such as:

  • Allied health
  • Education
  • Human services
  • Life sciences
  • Social sciences

Opportunities and a broad range of options that utilize transferable skills learned with an undergraduate degree in communication sciences. Graduates can be found working in all sectors of society:

  • Media
  • Education
  • Sales
  • Public relations
  • Health and human services
  • Government