Communication Disorders & Sciences

Departmental Website


Are you intrigued by children with autism? Do you wonder about rehabilitation for young people with head injuries? Perhaps you wish you knew more to help your parent or grandparent who had a stroke. In all those cases, EIU offers a clinically focused educational experience for students who want to work with individuals with communication disorders.

The profession is in high demand and EIU boasts a 100% placement rate for graduates of the program. Job possibilities are diverse and numerous, working with toddlers through adult-aged clients. Disorders include stuttering, swallowing, voice, language, hearing impairments, among many others.

The program at Eastern Illinois University allows you to shadow and work with clients as an undergraduate student under faculty supervision. Faculty are current, innovative, and applied in their orientation to student involvement and course instruction. If you want to make a difference in someone's life, this is a challenging, exciting, and rewarding career!

Departmental Honors Program


Four Year Degree Plan

Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation

Master's degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences toward speech-language pathology.

AuD clinical doctorate in audiology.

Ph.D. in speech pathology, audiology, or speech science.

Course Catalog Listing

Typical Starting Positions

Paraprofessional positions in public schools

Study Abroad Opportunities

Spring semester of junior year builds in option of study abroad; summer opportunities are also encouraged.

Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Undergraduate Independent Study for Research

Student Professional Organizations

National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)- Eastern Illinois University Chapter

Faculty Listing

Communication Disorders & Sciences, Human Services Center 2213
Contact Name: Dr. Angela Anthony
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