Communication Sciences and Disorders

Welcome to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders of the St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Department offers academic programs in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Speech-Language Pathologists are professionals who assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. Audiologists are professionals who diagnose, treat and help prevent hearing and balance problems. Both professions require a graduate degree for entry into the respective fields.

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department provides students with hands on, clinical training in both Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in our Speech and Hearing Center.

Departmental Contacts

Nancy Colodny, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
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Yan Helen Yu, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Director, M.A. Speech-Language Pathology Program
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Anne-Marie Maher, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech and Hearing Center Director (Seton Complex)
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Suzanne Miller, Ph.D., CCC-A
Program Director, Long Island Au.D. Consortium
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Monica Wagner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
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Rebecca Wiseheart, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Chair
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The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers a 21-credit minor sequence in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. This minor is open to all students, but is especially beneficial to students with a Psychology, Languages and Literatures, Rhetoric and Public Address, English, or Sociology major.

Students who wish to complete the minor must take the following required courses:

  • CSD 1710 Phonetics
  • CSD 1720 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech System
  • CSD 1730 Language Acquisition
  • CSD 1740 Introduction to Hearing Science
  • CSD 2750 Introduction to Audiology
  • CSD 2760 Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
  • CSD 2770 Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan