Program Designation: Pre-Professional
Program Contact: Mulcahy, Mary
If you’re considering a career in speech-language pathology or audiology, this undergraduate major provides the scientific foundation you’ll need to pursue graduate school or clinical training.
A professional career in speech-language pathology or audiology requires graduate study (a two-year master’s program) in an accredited program and completion of a clinical fellowship year.
Speech-language pathology and audiology are diverse fields with many opportunities to work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, universities, research institutes, industry, and private practice, and with a variety of populations ranging from infant to elderly.
An undergraduate major in communication science is also appropriate for graduate work in the neurosciences, speech and hearing sciences, health-related professions (including dentistry, medicine, and physician assistant studies) as well as graduate work in a range of education specializations such as special education, education of the deaf and hard of hearing, and early intervention.
See what you can do with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders .