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Speech and Hearing Science Major

Prepare for a future in speech-language pathology and audiology with our innovative blend of theoretical knowledge, research and clinical practice. A master’s degree is necessary for professional positions in speech-language pathology and audiology. This program provides a solid foundation for graduate study.

Career Potential

  • Graduate school
  • With a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and/or audiology, you can work in
    • Schools
    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Rehabilitation Centers
    • Universities
    • Private Practice and Industry

What Will I Learn?

With this major you will:

  • Hone your critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Use the resources of Cortland’s Center for Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders.
  • Work closely with top-notch faculty on research.

Special Features

  • Excellent background to pursue graduate study
  • Integration of theory and research
  • Faculty members who are dedicated to teaching cutting edge theory and clinical methods and are involved in research, scholarship and professional standard setting
  • Center for Speech and Hearing Disorders that provides clinical observation for students as well as a service to the community
  • Independent study experience is encouraged
  • Study abroad opportunities

A student and young patient interact in the Speech and Hearing Clinic

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities:

Student Clubs

The National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) SUNY Cortland chapter is a large, student organization actively engaged in community activities, mentoring, peer networking, a bi-annual conference and a variety of social events.

Next Steps

Contact Us

Chair: Ann Blanton
Office: Professional Studies Building, Room 2201
Phone: 607-753-5423
Fax: 607-753-5940

Fast Facts

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Audiology was rated the fourth best career by CareerCast.com for 2014.
  • Speech-language pathologist was ranked tenth by CareerCast.com.
  • US News.com lists speech/language pathologist in top 30 best jobs for 2015.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 124


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Communication Disorders and Sciences Professional Promise Award
  • Judith Smith Kelemen Junior Award
  • Judith Smith Kelemen Senior Award
  • Kathleen W. Green Award

See all scholarship opportunities

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