Improve lives through the science of human communication
Our undergraduate alumni can use their communication disorder training directly upon graduation in special education and paraprofessional roles in education, private practice, and healthcare settings. Students who complete our graduate degrees pursue a wide variety of careers in clinical service, teaching, research, and administration.
A degree in Speech & Hearing Sciences can lead to a career as a(n):
- Speech-language pathologist (SLP)
- Educator with a special education focus
- Speech-language pathology assistant
- Audiology assistant / technician
- Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapist
Training clinical professionals while serving the community
Our Speech & Hearing Clinic serves more than 9,000 community members every year. In the no-fee outpatient clinic, graduate students preparing for careers as speech-language pathologists work with clients under the supervision of nationally certified and licensed clinical educators. Students receive personalized training in assessment and therapy techniques, including the use of the latest technologies.
Find Yourself in Speech & Hearing Sciences
Study the science of communication to make a difference in the lives of people with hearing, language, speech, and swallowing challenges.
Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences Stories
Speech & Hearing students role-play as patients with communication disorders to help med students develop communication strategies.
Professor Diane Kendall has helped stroke survivors regain communication skills through a Veterans Administration study.