The Communication Sciences and Disorders program seeks to prepare young men and women to work in our onsite clinic their senior year and to prepare them for their graduate school education in either Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology.
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Our onsite clinic in a not only a requirement for our students as part of our major, but it is also a service we provide for the community. Our students work with children and adults with a range of communication difficulties and severity levels. In addition to the on-site clinic, student also have the opportunity to provide speech and language therapy to children at a local elementary school. Student clinicians assess, provide therapy, and interact with families and teaching staff providing experiences similar to a public school speech language pathologist.
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I felt very well taken care of in Biola’s Communication Science and Disorders program. It was small, personal, and the students collaborated rather than being competitive with one another. I gained a strong foundation through my experience working in the clinic. My professors knew me as a person, cared about me and were flexible with my individual needs.
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the field of audiology will grow by 34% between the years 2012 and 2022.
The field of speech language pathology is predicted to grow by 19% between 2012 and 2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Biola University's Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders is pleased to announce that a new M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology is planned to open Fall 2015 pending approval of the speech-language pathology accrediting agency. The program will be housed on Biola's La Mirada campus and will have cohorts of around 20 students each year. It will be the first Council of Christian Colleges and Universities M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology west of Texas. Since there is a shortage of SLPs in California, we are excited to do our part in meeting this need.