Communication Disorders and Sciences

Our challenging pre-professional program brings together an innovative blend of theoretical knowledge, research and clinical practice to give you exceptional preparation for a future in speech-language pathology and audiology.

You’ll hone your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, apply classroom theory in clinical settings, use the resources of Cortland’s Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders and work closely with top-notch faculty on clinical research.

Ultimately, a master’s degree is necessary for professional positions in speech-language pathology and audiology. Graduates from our program go on to successful careers as speech-language pathologists and audiologists in schools and colleges, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, industry and in other settings.



  • Speech and Hearing Science Minor [SHS]

Graduate Programs


Graduate Students Learn Through Mannequin Classmate

New tool helping speech and hearing science students develop skills.

'Color My College' 5k Coming April 23

Students can enjoy a colorful 5K run on Sunday that's for a good cause.

Research Team Takes Aim at Parkinson’s Disease

The new project blends the study of biomechanics and speech pathology.

Scholars of the Year Represent Broad Range of Majors

A national honors society’s “Scholars of the Year” represent a diverse range of majors — from biomedical sciences to business economics.

SUNY Cortland Celebrates Black History Month

A full event calendar includes weekly guest lectures, a student open mic showcase and a Pan African dance performance.


We have the Cortland Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA).

Read More About Communication Disorders and Sciences Department Clubs