Overview of Programs
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder offers three programs. The first leads to a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The second leads to eligibility for admission to graduate programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in another field (Pregraduate Certification Program). The third leads to a master of arts (M.A.) degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
History of the Clinic
Founded in 1923, the West Chester University Speech and Hearing Clinic was one of the first in the United States. Today, it continues to provide superior professional diagnostic and treatment services in speech-language pathology and audiology, while fostering excellence in clinical education for students in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Grants and Awards
Jeremy Wolfberg ASHFoundation Graduate Student Scholarship
Jeremy Wolfberg, a recent graduate of WCU, was chosen as a recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) Graduate Student Scholarship. The ASHFoundation Graduate Student Scholarship is a national scholarship that is awarded annually to students perusing a graduate or doctoral degree. Each year, up to 24 scholarships are awarded (up to 15 general scholarship and 9 endowed scholarship for international, minority, and NSSLHA students).
Jeremy graduated summa cum laude from WCU in 2020 with a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minors in music performance, linguistics, and psychology. During his time at WCU, he was a research assistant in Dr. Elizabeth Grillo’s Voice Lab, a research assistant in the Auditory Physiology & Psychoacoustics Research Lab at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and a member of the WCU Mastersingers, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Alpha Eta. Jeremy also served as president and historian of the WCU National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter and was awarded the WCU 1871 award, the Russel L. Sturzebecker Scholarship, and the Vincent V. Suppan Scholarship. He is currently pursuing a M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Jeremy would like to sincerely thank all of the CSD faculty at WCU for their mentorship and support.