Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders

If you want to discover the role of communication in our society and explore why we communicate with each other as we do, then the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders (CASD) is the right place for you.

CASD is a community of scholars, researchers, and clinicians who facilitate students’ exploration of human communication and disorders. Our goal is to train you to become a thoughtful and effective communicator who is mindful of how people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds behave, speak, and communicate.

The department offers majors and minors in professional communication as well as communication sciences and disorders (CSD; Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology). The department also administers an Interdisciplinary Communication Program that gives students the option to pursue a concentration in one of the following: visual and media studies, interpersonal and intercultural communication, and professional and organizational communication.

We combine science with humanities, link theory to practice, and provide students with knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice. In our Professional Communication program, you will receive in-depth education that is needed to be an effective communicator in such fields as finance, management, and public relations. In our CSD program, you will be taught how to recognize, evaluate, and treat monolingual and bilingual individuals with difficulties in speech, swallowing, language, and hearing.

In addition to your course work, you will have opportunities to do empirical research in areas of communication, speech, language, hearing, and cognition in faculty-directed labs and to study abroad in China, where students take courses in Chinese history, art, culture, language, and communication, and have ample opportunities to explore China’s rich historical traditions and incredible ongoing modernizations.

The Brooklyn College chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association conducts professional and social events for undergraduate students in the major, including résumé-writing workshops, graduate application information sessions, and “meet and greet” with masters and doctoral students as well as holiday and graduation celebrations.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Klara Marton
3439 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5225
F: 718.951.4167

Graduate Program Director: Sharon Beaumont-Bowman

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