The ability to communicate with family, friends and community is a valuable gift. A speech or hearing impairment can affect all aspects of the affected individual’s life. Through the study of Speech and Hearing Sciences, our students obtain the skills to prevent, diagnose, monitor and treat communication disorders as audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
There has been a significant national shortage of speech-language pathologists and audiologists for many years. Consequently, the job market has been excellent and usually 100 percent of our graduates find employment within their profession.
Our graduates work in a wide variety of medical, rehabilitation and educational settings, including hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, schools and early childhood centers. In addition, some of our graduates work in private practices and others have pursued a career in research by pursuing a Ph.D.