As a communication disorders (CMDS) major at Truman, you form mentor relationships with faculty; collaborate with peers; and explore your interests through special assignments, hands-on activities, research projects, service learning, and study abroad.
Intellectual Pursuits that Improve Lives
Careers in speech language pathology, audiology, special education, and communication-related fields need creative problem-solvers like you who are sensitive to the needs of others. Learn about communication processes; the characteristics of communication disorders; and the techniques and tools for evaluating speech, language, and hearing disabilities. At Truman, you tailor your experience to fit your interests by pursuing either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree and selecting a clinic or non-clinic option (we also offer a Master of Arts in Communication Disorders).
Hands-on Experience and Modern Facilities
While many universities have discontinued undergraduate clinic opportunities, Truman’s Speech and Hearing Clinic gives you hands-on experience testing and treating children and adults for various speech, hearing, and communicative disorders.
Our Graduates Succeed
Around 85-90 percent of Truman’s CMDS majors continue their studies at the graduate level, and even though the competition is steep, our graduates enjoy a high admission rate to their first choice of graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology.
Some CMDS students use their foundation in CMDS to pursue other fields at the graduate level. Recent examples include elementary education, occupational therapy, rehabilitation advocacy, deaf education, chiropractic school, medical school, law school, and religious studies.
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September 5, 2017
The Office of Student Research will be accepting Grants-In-Aid-of-Scholarship and Research (GIASR) applications for research and creative scholarship to be conducted during the fall 2017 semester. All disciplines are invited to participate. The purpose of these grants is to promote a culture of research and scholarship at Truman while providing flexibility to accommodate different research […]
April 15, 2017
In preparation for World Voice Day, April 16, the Communication Disorders Department is offering tips to keep voices vocally healthy. The sound of a voice comes from the vocal folds in the larynx vibrating to create a “buzz,” with its source of power deriving from the respiratory system. Professional voice users include more than just […]