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Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies

A Department of Four Professions

Through an interactive and interdisciplinary approach, the Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies prepares students for an enriching and in-demand career serving the public. Our goal is to effectively train the next generation of professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, deaf education and interpreting.  A diverse range of academic programs help prepare students to pursue a bachelor of arts and/or master of arts degree in the professions of Audiology, Deaf Education, Interpreting and Speech-Language Pathology. 

During their undergraduate and graduate studies, students within our program will be engaged in clinical settings that are both immersive and educational, working directly with children and adults of all ages who have communication challenges. On-site, state-of-the-art lab facilities, research opportunities and faculty, who also serve as professionals in the field, will guide our students' learning experience.

We invite you to explore each of our degree options and clinical labs at the links below. 


An update regarding the Deaf Education Master's Program:

The Department of Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies is proud to announce its redesigned Master's Degree in Deaf Education and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Specialist Credential Program - following recently implemented California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) regulations. Learn more.

Contact Us

Location: Professional Human Services 252 (view map)
Phone: 559.278.2423

Semester Hours:
Monday - Friday  
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed 12 - 1 p.m.)


Our programs are widely accredited by various boards. 

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