Bachelor of Science (BS) in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
A pre-professional degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Communication Sciences and Disorders) prepares students to pursue graduate degrees in speech/language pathology or audiology.
The MVNU Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CSD) program provides students with a unique perspective that combines Christian values with healthcare knowledge related to speech and hearing to offer a degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CSD).
MVNU provides students with a unique perspective that combines Christian values with healthcare knowledge related to speech and hearing. We are invested in helping you develop the ethical framework that will shape your professional career.
Explore a Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CSD) major’s course schedule, designed for tomorrow’s health and wellness professionals.
Faith & learning at MVNU
As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.
As a CSD student, you will have the opportunity to participate in mission trips to numerous places around the world, like Swaziland and Belize. This means applying the skills you learn in the classroom to real-life scenarios with people who really rely on and value your expertise.
- Belize (Tropical Biology)
- Croatia, Austria & Hungary
- Spain, Portugal & France
- Greater Columbus Area
- San Francisco
- New Orleans
- Washington, D.C.
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Get the Facts
Job growth for Speech Language Pathologists
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, speech/language pathology is expected to grow at a rate of 29% between 2020-2030, which is much faster than average.
Job growth for Audiologists
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, audiology is expected to grow by 16%, which is also much faster than average. There is a critical shortage of audiologists in the state of Ohio and the surrounding regions.
Of MVNU students accepted into graduate school (2023)
For the sixth year in a row, MVNU Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students have achieved 100% placement in graduate programs (2023)!
There is a critical shortage of audiologists in the state of Ohio and the surrounding regions. Both of these occupations allow you to work directly with clients of any age group, from newborns to the elderly.
Because a master’s degree is required to become a speech-language pathologist, and a Doctoral degree is required to become an audiologist, MVNU’s pre-professional undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CSD) program is aimed at thoroughly preparing students for admission to a graduate program. We are devoted to helping you gain the knowledge and experience you need to get into graduate school.
Work in a school, college, or university environment.
Take on a role in a hospital or health care system.
Work with people overcoming traumatic ear injury.
EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS
Diagnose hearing problems early for better intervention.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Assess and treat speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders.
Diagnose, manage, and treat patients who have hearing, balance, or related problems.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST AIDS
Assist speech-language pathologists in the assessment and treatment of speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders.
Our Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CSD) students have been accepted to the following universities:
- Boston University
- New York Medical College
- Penn State University
- The Ohio State University
- Purdue University
- Indiana University
- Bowling Green State University
- Cleveland State
- University of Akron
- Thiel College
- Miami University
- The University of Cincinnati
- Ohio University
- John Carroll University
Meet the Faculty
Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.
Hunter Hall, home of MVNU's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. It is located in downtown Mount Vernon, just minutes away from campus.
Our state-of-the-art 32,000 square-foot Nursing Skills Lab, including three simulation-observation rooms, high-fidelity human patient simulators, and two large skills laboratories, provides students with the high-end technology they need to learn about their field in minute detail
Throughout your time in our program, you will participate in over 620 hours of clinicals. We are devoted to making sure you have ample experience that will allow you to enter into your career with ease and confidence in your abilities.
MVNU is one of few private colleges in Ohio with its own speech, language, and hearing clinic: Hunter Hall Clinic for Communication Sciences and Disorders. This means you'll get the kind of rare, hands-on experience that can give you a major advantage when applying to graduate school. As a third- and fourth-year student in our CSD program, you will have the opportunity to work with clients across the lifespan in the on-site Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CSD) clinic, as well as in the community.
Happy Bean is located right inside Hunter Hall. This charming little shop is the perfect place to study or hang out with friends over a cup of exquisite coffee and a delectable local-made pastry. There is also a Happy Bean location on campus in Thorne Library!
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