Vision & Mission

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Vision:

The Department aspires to develop programs that have national impact in the field of communication sciences and disorders in three areas:

• developing and implementing a superior undergraduate experience that emphasizes learner-center pedagogies, scientific foundations, and service learning;

• preparing speech-language pathologists who demonstrate excellence in both the art and science of clinical work; 

• conducting research to improve the lives of individuals affected by communication disorders;

In addition, the department aspires to be well-known throughout the region and the state for superior clinical services.

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders Mission:

• The mission of the bachelor of science in communication disorders is to graduate students who demonstrate competence in the university learning outcomes, along with the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level success in graduate work in communication sciences and disorders and other allied fields. Students graduate as engaged learners and critical thinkers, who exhibit basic competence in the foundations of the discipline of human communication sciences, including speech, language, and hearing. 

• The mission of the master of science with a concentration in speech-language pathology is to provide superior academic and clinical preparation, instilling the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate entry-level practitioner competence in speech-language pathology, across the scope of practice.

• The mission of the doctoral program in communication sciences and disorders is to foster in students the scientific and cognitive skills needed to identify and independently study important questions concerning human communication. In pursuit of these goals, students actively engage in research and teaching, in a program that emphasizes an individualized, student-centered approach.

• The mission of the BGSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is to provide diagnostic and remedial clinical experiences for students, consistent with the standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the State of Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (OBSLPA), and to provide diagnostic and remedial speech, language, and hearing services to the general public and University community, consistent with the ASHA and OBSLPA standards.