Department Information

Chair:
Regina B. Grantham
Professional Studies Building Main office: Room 2201 Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: 607-753-5423
Fax: 607-753-5940

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Majors/Minors

The Communication Disorders and Sciences Department currently offers two academic majors: Speech and Language Disabilities (SLD) and Speech and Hearing Science (SHS). Both programs prepare you for admission to a master's degree program in speech-language pathology or audiology. 

Additionally, the SLD major leads to Initial Certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disability (TSSLD) in New York State.   

You are entering a master's degree profession and you should begin making long-range plans for your graduate education early in your undergraduate program. Membership in and certification by our national professional organization, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),  is not open to those without a master's degree.

Academic Program Requirements

Speech and Hearing Science [SHS]

This major in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology, audiology, education, teacher of the deaf or special education.

Career Potential

  • Graduate school
  • With master's degree in speech-language pathology and/or audiology, can work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, universities, private practice and industry. Some states, such as New York, also require a license.

Program Details for Speech and Hearing Science [SHS]

Speech and Hearing Science Minor [SHS]

Communication Disorders and Sciences Department
Regina Grantham, chair
Professional Studies Building, Room 2201
(607) 753-5423

Program Details for Speech and Hearing Science Minor [SHS]

Speech and Language Disabilities [SLD]

This program in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department is a combination of academic courses and clinical experiences. It leads to qualification for the initial teaching certificate in Speech and Language Disabilities (all grades).

This program will not be available beginning in Spring 2014.

Career Potential

  • Teacher of students with speech and language disabilities
  • Graduate school (speech-language pathology, teacher of the deaf, audiology, education, special education)
  • With a master’s degree, graduates can work in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, universities, private practice and industry. Some states, such as New York, also require a license.

Program Details for Speech and Language Disabilities [SLD]