Speech and Hearing Science Major
Prepare for a future that makes a difference in the lives of people who need your professional skill. Our Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Science will give you an excellent foundation for entry into a graduate program in speech-language pathology or audiology with coursework that is a blend of theoretical knowledge, research, and clinical practice. A master’s degree is necessary to practice as a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist and a clinical doctorate, an Au.D., is needed to work as a licensed, certified audiologist. This program provides a comprehensive knowledge base for further graduate study.
Type of Degree
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 120
- Graduate school
- With a Master’s Degree in speech-language pathology or an Au.D. in audiology, you can work in
- Medical centers
- Acute care
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Rehabilitation centers
- Private practice
- Faculty members, dedicated to teaching cutting-edge theory and clinical methods, are also involved in research, scholarship and professional standard-setting
- The Center for Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders gives students both opportunities for clinical observation and the possibility to participate in delivering clinical services to the community
- Independent study working with faculty on research
- Study Abroad experiences
College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular activities:
- Student Government Association (SGA)
- Habitat for Humanity
- Inter- and intramural sports
- Health and fitness at the Student Life Center
- Service-learning opportunities
The Cortland Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a large student organization actively engaged in community activities, mentoring, peer networking, a bi-annual conference, and a variety of social events.
- 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.
- Speech-language pathologist was ranked seventh in 100 best jobs by U.S. News.
- Audiologist was ranked 26th in health care careers by U.S. News.
Awards and Scholarships
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
Office: Professional Studies Building, Room 2201