The mission of the Bachelor of Science program in Communication Sciences and Disorders is to provide students with an excellent academic and clinical education in normal and disordered communication. Students engage in independent and cooperative learning and demonstrate problem-solving in simulated and real clinical situations. Students learn the importance of evidence-based ethical practice and are encouraged to participate in professional activities. Graduates have the knowledge and skills to practice as speech-language pathology assistants and to continue in graduate education.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders program offers undergraduate curriculum leading
to the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.). The four-year curriculum prepares students
to serve individuals with communication disorders. Clinical practica are required.
The program also offers curriculum and clinical practica leading to a Master of Science
degree with a concentration in speech-language pathology.
The Family and Consumer Sciences undergraduate degree program includes study in the
areas of child life, family studies, fashion merchandising, and nutrition. The educational
goal is to provide instruction in areas of FCS that will prepare students to assume
professional roles through careers in business, industry, agencies, hospitals, and
educational settings. The curriculum enables students to prepare for a variety of
careers through the selection of concentration electives. Students must consult with
their academic adviser for selection of appropriate concentration electives.
Child Life: 2015-2016
The undergraduate social work program is a professional program that has been designed to prepare student for social work practice in rural and small communities. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and follows a generalist practice model in which students are provided the knowledge and skills needed to work with clients with a variety of social problems on multiple levels.
The Health Systems Management undergraduate degree integrates healthcare principles,
management, organization and information systems to produce professionals with knowledge
and skills related to the complex and ever-evolving healthcare industry. The program
includes three academic concentrations designed to fill a wide variety of health-related