The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a Bachelor of Science degree, which provides the pre-professional foundation for graduate study. The student who plans to become a professional speech-language pathologist or audiologist will receive preparation in human communication sciences and disorders as well as a broad educational experience in the liberal arts and sciences.

A career as a speech-language pathologist requires a master's degree. The Department offers a graduate program that is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Speech-Language Pathology. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction also has approved the undergraduate/graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders. A career as an audiologist requires a doctoral degree (AuD or Doctor of Audiology). In Wisconsin, an AuD consortial program is offered by UW-Madison and UW-Stevens Point.

Undergraduate Academic Advising

Advising for all undergraduate students is provided by the Office of Student Affairs, Northwest Quadrant Building B, Room 6451, and students are strongly encouraged to confer with that advisor at least once each semester. Students are also encouraged to meet with a Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty member to discuss the requirements and challenges of a career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Seniors should meet with their advisor to review their final year of study and discuss opportunities for graduate study.

 

Communication Sciences and Disorders Courses

NameRankDegreeSchoolGraduate FacultyEmeritus Faculty
Emily Belter Clinical Assistant Professor MS, CCC-SLP University of Wisconsin-Whitewater No No
Tricia Chirillo Clinical Associate Professor MS University of Wisconsin-Madison No No
Adam Follmer Clinical Assistant Professor MS, CCC-SLP University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Marylou Gelfer Professor PhD University of Florida No Yes
John Heilmann Associate Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Yes No
Dawn Hennes Clinical Associate Professor MS University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Sabine Heuer Associate Professor PhD Ohio University Yes No
Joyce M. King-Mclver Clincal Associate Professor PhD, CCC-SLP Cardinal Stritch University No No
Shelley Lund Associate Professor PhD Pennsylvania State University Yes No
Bethanne Mazurczak Clinical Assistant Professor MS, CCC-SLP, C-NDT Marquette University No No
Barbara Pauloski Associate Professor Phd Northwestern University Yes No
Paula Rhyner Professor PhD Kent State University No Yes
Betty Ritchie Associate Professor PhD No Yes
Stacy Ryan Associate Clinical Audiologist PhD Pennsylvania College of Optometry No No
Carol Seery Associate Professor PhD University of Washington No Yes
Kathleen Wangerin Clinical Associate Professor MA Northern Michigan University No Yes
Jing Yang Assistant Professor PhD The Ohio State University Yes No
Susan Yorio Clinical Associate Professor MS University of Nebraska No Yes