One out of every ten people has a speech, language or hearing problem. If you have a passion for helping others overcome these issues to live fulfilling lives, our major in communication sciences and disorders is a perfect fit for you. With an undergraduate major, you'll be ready for graduate school in speech-language pathology or audiology.
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
With this program, you'll learn to prevent, identify, and treat communication disorders and help people on a holistic basis. Communication disorders generally do not occur in isolation, they can be related to other problems as well. Social, emotional, educational, and vocational difficulties may stem from or be aggravated by communication disorders.
To work as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist, you are required to meet each state's professional qualifications. This requires a graduate degree at the masters or doctoral level. At CMU we carefully tailor your study of communication disorders at the undergraduate level to lead seamlessly into graduate level studies.
The minor in communication sciences and disorders prepares students for several career opportunities. These roles are mainly related to health and education or more advanced educational opportunities.
With the communication sciences and disorders undergraduate program, you'll:
- Pursue a broad-based curriculum that takes a holistic approach to help people with communication disorders.
- Have access to our on-campus clinic where you are given the opportunity to observe evaluation and therapy sessions for a diverse group of individuals with communication and swallowing disorders.
- Have the opportunity to take an elective course giving you hands-on experience working with clients in either the Carls Center for Clinical Care and Education or our Summer Speech-Language Specialty Clinics.
- Join one of our many student organizations including the Association for Future Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language and Hearing Club.
Careers & Outcomes
With this degree, you can choose a profession such as speech-language pathologist or audiologist. You'll work primarily in educational settings, medical and health facilities, and private practice.
|Speech Language Pathologist||$70,198 (Masters required)|
Support a Child
Get hands-on experience while helping a child with a communication disorder. As a member of this program, you can participate in CMU Summer Speech-Language Specialty Clinics designed to benefit a child for life.