At the University of Wyoming, we are committed to providing you with a quality undergraduate education. The Communication Disorders Department has a low student-faculty ratio that makes it easy for you to get to know your professors.
Our communication disorders degree program prepares you for graduate study in communication disorders. It typically takes four years, with the first two focused on university studies and the latter two focused on your major of speech, language, and hearing science. In your bachelor's degree, you will study the normal processes associated with 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 be introduced to disorders and clinical methods.
Degree Plans for the BS in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences can be found here. Courses in related areas, such as anatomy, psychology, child development, statistics, and linguistics are also part of the program. You will observe clinical practice and can join our student association for fellowship, learning, service, and scholarship opportunities. For information on the National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association, click on the NSSLHA button in list to the left. To contact the NSSLHA chapter here on campus, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are three main professions in the field of communication disorders. These professions involve science and people skills. Job demand is very strong in all three professions. Our Speech Language Pathology Programs will get you started on the path to become:
1. Speech-language pathologists who work with individuals who have difficulties in communicating or swallowing.
2. Audiologists who assess and find solutions to hearing problems.
3. Professors in communication disorders who research and teach normal and atypical processes and interventions.
In addition, there are professions related specifically to American Sign Language (ASL): interpreters and teachers of the deaf.