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.
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.
- 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.