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Communication Science And Disorders – Program Features


Project Based Learning

Within the Walker College of Health Professions, students in communication science and disorders work closely with students in occupational, music and physical therapy, nursing and rehabilitation counseling. This inter-professional education with its shared courses and opportunities to work side-by-side, prepares students for real world collaboration.

Walker Hall houses both the communication science and disorders program, as well as the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders. The state-of-the-art facility includes an audiology suite, shared lab and research space, and technologically advanced classrooms for the next generation of healthcare workers.

Careers in communication science, which include speech language pathology, audiology and special education, are projected to grow much faster than other occupations between now and 2022.



Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.

Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.