College of Arts and Sciences

Student Handbook, Policies & Events

Student Handbook for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Our faculty extend a strong and warm welcome to new students who will enjoy a unique undergraduate pre-professional experience. We are always delighted to see new students enroll in our university, and, particularly in our department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD).

Curricula and Careers

The CSD programs concentrate on issues related to understanding and improving the circumstances for those individuals who have communication disorders. At IPFW, the degree which our students will likely be seeking is a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Speech and Hearing Therapy. Our graduates will be well oriented toward pursuing careers as speech-language pathologists (SLP) or audiologists (A).

Using Technology Resources

All students should take full advantage of the computing resources available on campus. Any currently enrolled IPFW student may activate his or her technology account with the online account management wizard or by contacting the Information Technology Services Help Desk located in Kettler Hall room 205. In the spring 2007 semester, Studio M opened. The facility features a staffed multimedia studio for creating rich, multimedia presentations.

Meeting with Our Faculty

Each faculty member will post office hours on his or her door at the beginning of each semester. Office hours convey times for students to interact with our knowledgeable faculty, ask questions, and have discussions about course material and the fields of audiology and speech pathology. Many of our faculty members are available by appointment if posted office hours do not coordinate with a given student's schedule. In the event of rare, unavoidable circumstances, a professor may not be available as scheduled. In such event, our administrative assistant will be able to assist with rescheduling appointments.