Pre-professional undergraduate programs in the Department of Communication Sciences
and Disorders at PennWest Edinboro and an accredited graduate program in Speech-Language
Pathology provide students with a thorough understanding of the science of human communication
throughout the lifespan.
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Why Study Communication Sciences and Disorders at PennWest Edinboro?
The ability to communicate includes hearing and comprehending messages of others,
formulating a thought in the brain, and converting it into a spoken message using
more than 100 muscles connected to the nervous system. It plays a crucial role in
human relationships, personal safety, reading success, academic success, vocational
opportunities and healthy aging. It develops remarkably well in most people with little
formal teaching yet is a complicated set of skills requiring a coordinated effort
of several biological systems.
Undergraduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders acquire the foundational
knowledge that is a prerequisite for professional graduate study in Speech-Language
Pathology and Audiology throughout the U.S. and the basic critical thinking and communication
skills that are essential for a variety of professions.