Structuring an Environment for Learning

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Department Facilities

Duquesne's Speech-Language Pathology program is fortunate to have physical surroundings that enhance our learning environment.  At the inception of the program, space was allocated in Fisher Hall, at that time, a new addition to Duquesne's campus.  The space was planned by department faculty to reflect the educational philosophy and model of the program  -- the integration of scholarship, clinical practice, and academic scholarship.

With several notable expansions and enhancements to the original plan, the program's facilities on the fourth floor of Fisher Hall afford students, faculty and clients a well-maintained, comfortable workplace in which to learn, teach, and deliver and receive clinical services.  The following descriptions are linked to more information.

Classroom

The Department has a dedicated classroom adjacent to faculty offices and laboratories, including the Duquesne University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.  The majority of Departmental courses are taught in the classroom: 400 Fisher Hall.

Labs

Research and instructional learning labs are also conveniently located on the fourth floor of Fisher Hall.  Professional phase students have 24/7 access to all the labs.  The Duquesne University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is the primary instructional laboratory for speech-language pathology students.

Clinic

The Duquesne University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is centrally located within the department.  The Clinic serves clients from the greater Pittsburgh community who need help with their ability to communicate.  Students in the first year of the professional phase of the program spend three semesters learning in the Clinic before being assigned to three community externship placements during the second year of the program.

We encourage prospective students to visit the department, meet with faculty, staff and students, see campus and tour our facilities.  Prospective first-time freshmen and external undergraduate transfer students should contact the DU Office of Admissions to schedule a visit.  Let them know you want to include a visit to the Department and they will coordinate your entire visit.  Prospective internal undergraduate transfer, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students may also contact the Office of Admissions or send an email to Mr. Chris Hilf in the Dean's Office or directly to us.