Since 1952, Sac State has remained committed to training highly competent professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology and to providing the community with exceptional speech, language, swallowing and hearing services . The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders continues this commitment by providing speech-language pathology and audiology services to our community through our on-campus clinic, the Maryjane Rees Language, Speech, and Hearing Center and by offering the following programs:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Second Baccalaureate of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSAD2B)
Speech Language Pathology Assistant Summer Extension Coursework
Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) [Anticipated first cohort to begin Fall 2020]


Registration Questions

For all CSAD Registration related questions, please use the CSAD registration email: csad-registration-assistance@csus.edu

 If you require assistance registering for Fall 2019 CSAD Courses please note:

  • Please attempt to register yourself first. If you run into difficulties, then submit a CSAD Registration Assistance Request at  https://csus.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3elDijg59zDgqgJ
  • Submit a  separate form for each class for which you need assistance
  • Only one course/request may be submitted per form.
  • If you need to add/Swap/Drop multiple classes, submit a separate form for each class.
  • You will need to document  ALL course prerequisites on each form.
  • We can only assist you with CSAD courses. For courses in other departments, you will need to contact them directly.
  • The Department is NOT able to process requests for admission into full/closed classes. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • ANY exceptions to prerequisites MUST be authorized via email by the instructor, the department chair, or petitions committee.
  • The Department is only able to processes requests during assigned registration times.
  • Complete all appropriate sections of the form. If the form is incomplete, we will not be able to assist you.
  • When submitting your request, you will need to list multiple course sections in the order of preference. Failure to include more than one section may invalidate your request.
  • The Department does NOT have waitlists for its courses
  • DO NOT “CRASH” a course.
  • CSAD Registration Assistance Requests are processed in the order received.

CSAD Registration Assistance Requests may take 72 hours for processing.

Our Mission

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders trains highly competent professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology by providing a rigorous scientific background and diverse clinical experiences while fostering a dedication to lifelong learning and community service. 


Our Vision

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will be widely recognized as a leader in the innovative education of speech-language pathologists and audiologists.


2018-2023 Strategic Plan

Our Values

  • Student Success
  • Community Engagement and Service
  • Well-Being
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion and Access
  • Leadership
  • Professional Ethics
  • Excellence in Teaching, Service, and Scholarship
  • Social Responsibility
  • Collaboration and Interprofessional Education
  • Innovation
  • Global Engagement

Our Goals

  1. Encourage innovative teaching
  2. Provide opportunities for research, scholarly and creative activities
  3. Enhance community partnerships to promote student success
  4. Provide sequenced, integrated academic and clinical training


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