The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences offers a BA and BGS, as well as a AuD, a MA, a PhD, and a SPLD in Speech, Language, & Hearing. Programs are designed for the student who seeks a career in speech, language, or hearing, or is interested in normal communication development and communication disorders.

Speech, Language, & Hearing Department website

Sample of Related Skills

  • Develop an understanding of the basic components of human communication including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, linguistic, social, and cultural biases  

  • Understand the nature of communication disorders and communication differences   

  • Understand how to use instrumentation and technology in the field of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences  

  • Demonstrate professional practices in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology  

  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic human communication and swallowing processes, including their biological, neurological, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural bases  

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of speech, language, hearing, and communication disorders and psychological, developmental, and linguistic and cultural correlates  

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of principles of assessment and intervention over the range of communication disorders specified in the current scope of professional practice for audiology and speech-language pathology  

Popular Career Paths

Audiology: Involves treating people who have hearing or other related disorders.

Speech-Language Pathology: Includes treating and assessing people who have speech, voice, fluency, and language disorders.

Research: Involves studying and researching communication and other related disorders. 

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Jobs to Consider

Places to Seek Employment

  • Adult Day Care Centers
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Centers for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Corporate Speech-Language Pathology
  • Hospitals
  • Private and Group Practice
  • Uniformed Services
  • Public Health Departments
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Research Agencies
  • Special Schools
  • Public and Private Schools

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