The mission of the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies at California State University, Fresno is to disseminate knowledge and train professionals in speech-language pathology, audiology, deaf education and interpreting who
will provide quality service to the public. The department will accomplish this mission by providing a stimulating learning environment for enhancing personal and educational development, promoting understanding of people of various cultures, and offering opportunities for research and scholarship in communicative disorders and deaf studies.
Audiology, speech-language pathology, deaf education and interpreting are concerned with many issues related to speech, hearing, and language. Professionals in these fields are devoted to providing diagnostic, rehabilitative, and preventative educational services to children and adults with communicative challenges.