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A bachelor's degree in Speech Language Disabilities or in Speech and Hearing Science prepares you for graduate study for a highly rewarding career in an allied health profession. Either major will prepare you for advanced study to become a speech language pathologist or an audiologist. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are among the fastest-growing professions in the United States.
The course of study in Communication Sciences and Disorders will teach you foundational information related to communication disorders as well as about the special populations we serve. Students in the CSD program will learn diagnostics, assessment, intervention, and treatment, for individuals with difficulty communicating. We also help students to develop critical thinking skills, clinical decision analysis, and effective communication when working in an interdisciplinary medical team. Our program focuses not only on classroom instruction but also requires all junior and senior level students to provide clinical services with the assistance and direction of a clinical supervisor.
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists work in a variety of settings and with hugely diverse populations. Career settings for speech-language pathologists and audiologists include hospitals, medical offices, rehabilitation centers, secondary schools, Veteran's Affairs medical centers, and private practices. For those who wish to have flexibility in their careers, CSD is the major for you.
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Major & Minor Requirements
Speech and Hearing Science will equip you with a strong theoretical foundation about communication, audiology, and related disorders, as well as real-world experience.
There are a number of career options for students in the communication sciences field.
Internships & Opportunities
We offer many internship opportunities at Elmira, and most majors include a career-related internship course as part of the curriculum.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders faculty are committed to helping you achieve success and excel in your academic and professional endeavors.
Do you have questions about the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program? Please contact us.