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Compass Roadmap | Communication Sciences & Disorders


Begin Your Journey
First Year
Pursue Community
Second Year
Pursue Hospitality
Third Year
Pursue Vocation
Fourth Year
Pursue Wisdom
Intellectual
  • Meet the faculty during Wildcat Week
  • Develop research skills in Cornerstone
  • Explore the life of Jesus and the New Testament church in BIBL 101 and 102
  • Take CSD 235: Introduction to CSD


  • Support your peers by attending ACU's URCI Festival
  • Explore the message of the Old Testament in BIBL 211
  • Take interprofessional education (IPE) classes

  • Engage in a faculty-mentored research or creative project
  • Participate in an information literacy workshop
  • Participate in IPE activities
  • Volunteer with King David’s Kids (KDK)

  • Present at URCI Festival or other conference
  • Complete your Capstone course
  • Complete Capstone research paper with a CSD focus
Spiritual
  • Experience Candlelight Devo during Wildcat Week
  • Participate in Chapel, including department chapel
  • Participate in the life of a local church
  • Engage in practices of meal fellowship, testimony and breath prayer

  • Participate in Chapel, including department chapel
  • Participate in the life of a local church
  • Learn about service opportunities at the Local Missions Fair
  • Volunteer in the Abilene community
  • Engage in practices of intercessory prayer, pilgrimage and journaling
  • Participate in Chapel, including department chapel
  • Participate in the life of a local church
  • Gain hands-on ministry experience on a Global Service Trip
  • Engage in practices of silence, spiritual listening and examen
  • Participate in Chapel, including department chapel
  • Participate in the life of a local church
  • Receive and extend blessings to others at Senior Blessing
  • Experience Candlelight Sendoff
  • Engage in practices of friendship, relinquishment and developing a rule of life
Personal
  • Take StrengthsFinder and reflect on your results
  • Become involved in the ACU community by joining a student organization
  • Make contact with your assigned CSD mentor
  • Care for your whole person by developing a Personal Exercise Prescription
  • Grow as a leader through ACU LEADS: Emerging Leaders

  • Take advantage of recreation opportunities on campus (Rec Center, intramurals, etc)
  • Actively engage in a student organization

  • Develop your leadership skills while serving in a leadership role on campus
  • Lead in a church ministry or local service organization

  • Serve in a leadership role and mentor future student leaders
  • Lead a student club or organization
    Identify a minister outside of ACU who might serve as a professional mentor

Cultural
  • Attend events hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)
  • Explore opportunities at a Study Abroad interest meeting
  • Attend events hosted by the International Students Association (ISA)
  • Study Abroad in Oxford, Leipzig or Montevideo
  • Explore opportunities with Hope Speaks (Uganda)
  • Attend events hosted by the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action
  • Participate in a World Wide Witness summer internship
    Apply to participate in Hope Speaks (Uganda)
  • Apply to Fulbright, AmeriCorps, PeaceCorps or International Service Opportunity
  • Lead an OMA, ISA or Carl Spain Center event
Professional
  • Activate your Handshake profile and take the Career Explorer Inventory through ACU’s Career Services
  • Learn new creative possibilities through Create U
  • Join ACU National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
  • Develop a resume and participate in a mock interview with Career Services
  • Apply to the CSD major
  • Get a CSD-related summer job or internship
  • Join ACU National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) and the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association (TSHA)
  • Consider attending TSHA convention

  • Research graduate schools that interest you
  • Identify faculty members who could write recommendations
  • Create a LinkedIn profile
  • Continue with NSSLHA and TSHA
    Attend TSHA convention and visit graduate schools
  • Finalize a resume
  • Secure letters of recommendation
  • Apply for jobs and/or graduate school
  • Continue with NSSLHA and TSHA
  • Attend TSHA convention