The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master of Science (M.S.) Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology. We are currently home to 115 undergraduate and 60 graduate students.
In addition to superior classroom education, students receive hands-on training in the Speech and Hearing Clinic, which serves approximately 75 clients a week and provides a valuable health service to the community. Our students may also choose to get involved in WCU's National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter, further augmenting their studies and understanding of the field.
The fundamental role of WCU is to develop a community of scholarship in which students, faculty members, administrators, and staff members learn and apply the products of learning. The mission of the faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to engage jointly in the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and dispositions to address communication and its disorders, exercise informed judgments, and accept challenges calling for innovative clinical responses. In the execution of this mission, we are committed to honoring the individual differences and needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations and growing in awareness, knowledge, and experience to meet the challenges provided by ethical practices, changing populations, and scope of practice demands.
The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Carolina
University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and
Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700.
The faculty members of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, many of whom have been or still are professional clinicians, have a wealth of practical experience and they’re excited to share their wisdom with you. They're also dedicated researchers who conduct their studies in order to better understand communication sciences and disorders and to expand knowledge in the fieldThey are dedicated to teaching and training students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, preparing students for the challenges that they will find in such careers as speech-language pathologists and research scholars.
|Faculty Member||Phone||Office Address|
|Trish Davis||828.227.2826||HHS 167|
|Thales De Nardo||828.227.2425||HHS 163|
|Leigh Odom||828.227.3834||HHS 162|
|Bill Ogletree||828.227.3379||HHS 190|
|Johanna Price||828.227.3795||HHS 188|
|Tracie Rice||828.227.3378||HHS 158A|
|Amy Rose||828.227.3289||HHS 160|
|Laura Trivette||828.227.2409||HHS 169|
|Claire Wofford||828.227.3376||HHS 104|
|Sarah Young||828.227.3291||HHS 161|