As an undergraduate student in our Bachelor’s in Speech, Language, and Hearing Science, you will study the normal processes associated with hearing, understanding, and producing speech and language. These include anatomy, physiology, and neurology. You will also study the normal development of speech and language in children. You will gain an introduction to audiology and speech-language disorders and intervention.
If you choose to be a speech-language pathologist, you will need a master's degree. As you progress through the speech language program, you can apply for a position in our accredited master's degree in speech-language pathology, where you will gain clinical knowledge and skills for educational and medical practice. You will learn about speech and language disorders, such as voice disorders, developmental speech sound disorders, stuttering, language impairments, reading disability, and communication and cognitive difficulties associated with neurological disorders such as stroke, head injury, and cerebral palsy. You will learn to diagnose speech and language disorders in children and adults, make recommendations for remediation, and remediate problems when they occur through working directly with the client, supporting family interactions, and consulting with other professionals, such as physicians, teachers, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and audiologists. You will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers investigating the cause, nature, assessment, and treatment of communication disorders.