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Communication Department

The mission of the communication disorders degree is to prepare students for graduate work in the area of communication disorders and then to model, as professional clinicians, the compassion of Jesus in working with people disabled by communication disorders.

Communication disorders is the study of speech, language, voice, swallowing and fluency disorders, and the methods of their treatment. In order to practice as a licensed speech language pathologist, students need to have the proper credentials to practice in the field. Geneva′s undergraduate program prepares students for entrance into graduate schools throughout the country and for professional employment in a variety of communication disorders jobs.

Why choose communication disorders major at Geneva College?

  • Distinct Christian approach toward course content and patient interaction.
  • Small classes promote a positive learning environment which encourages frequent interaction with faculty and the development of long term relationships with faculty and peers.
  • Excellent clinical experience and preparation for graduate school.
  • In the past ten years, 96% of our graduates have been accepted into graduate school. A few examples include: Pennsylvania State University, Ithaca College, Baylor University, University of Pittsburgh, Loyola University, Bloomsburg University, Towson University and Clarion University.

Some classes you might take:

  • Introduction to Sign Language
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Articulation/Phonological Disorders in Children
  • Applied Linguistics

What can you do with a communication disorders degree?

Once you complete the necessary requirements to practice in your field, you will have the option to work with children or adults in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Clinics
  • Private practice

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