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What differentiates our CDS department from others in the country?

  • Faculty are available, friendly and helpful in facilitating students' career goals.
  • Faculty members are actively engaged in practicing their profession through teaching, supervision, service on professional committees, attendance at conferences, and mentoring research.
  • Students begin participating in clinical experiences during their undergraduate program.
  • Students are successful at securing scholarships, awards, and acceptance for professional presentations.
  • Students successfully pass national (98 percent) and state (100 percent) certification exams for professional practice, resulting in a 100 percent employment rate.
  • Students and faculty enjoy what they are doing!

Laptop Requirements

Graduate students in Communication Disorders and Sciences need access to a laptop computer for most class and clinic responsibilities on and off campus. Students are expected to maintain the minimum hardware requirements and reliable access to high speed internet. Minimum specifications for laptop requirements can be found at http://www.eiu.edu/commdis/laptop_program.php.

  • Course lectures are recorded and streamed
  • Course management software is used to share and organize class materials and discussion
  • On-campus clinical experiences are digitally recorded and paperless