The mission of the Communication Disorders program at Biola University is to prepare Christian men and women with the proper foundation for graduate studies, so they can one day serve with excellence the millions of people whose lives are affected by various communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders, problems that touch the very core of our humanness. An on-campus clinical experience is provided during the student's senior year to facilitate moving theory into practice.
The Communication Disorders major begins with a strong foundation in normal speech, language, cognition, voice, swallowing and hearing functions, then specializes on various communication disorders and how to assess and treat these disorders.
The Science Department suggests an SAT Math score of at least 500 (or the ACT equivalent) to pursue this major.
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Biola University has developed one of the top evangelical departments of communication studies in the country. Biola's program features an on-campus speech/ language clinic where seniors begin their clinical experience. This enables them to have their first experience in a supportive and carefully supervised environment where guidance is constantly available to help make this a rewarding experience for both the student clinicians and the public served.
"The professors are so caring and they provide resources that fully equip us for graduate school and internships. They also set a great example of what it means to be a Christian in the speech pathology and audiology field."
- Christine Truong
Biola graduates from the Communication Disorders major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools:
Arizona State University, University of Oregon, San Diego State University, University of Redlands, Cal State University, Northridge, California State University, Fullerton, University of Arizona, Texas Christian University, Loma Linda University, California State University Long Beach