The Communication Sciences and Disorders major teaches students the human communication processes related to speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Students study normal communication across the lifespan, anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism, and get an overview of disorders related to speech, language, hearing, balance, and swallowing, as well as the clinical treatments associated with these disorders.
The Health Science major emphasizes the human side of healthcare. Students learn to think critically about various individual and public health issues and gain knowledge in the health care system, human disease and disability, leadership, and patient communication. Graduates go on to earn professional or graduate degrees in programs such as medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, nursing, and health administration.
The Public Health major provides students the opportunity to learn foundation skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic health environment as well as the knowledge and skills for both individual and community-based health care. Students obtain the core skills necessary for advanced education in public health or a related field.