School of Health Professions
HomeHealth ProfessionsSpeech, Language & Hearing Sciences

The Profession

After completing this undergraduate program, graduates can obtain a job in a variety of fields and also pursue advanced education in fields such as speech-language pathology, audiology, education, or healthcare administration.


What do audiologists and speech-language pathologists do?

Audiologists: Measure hearing ability, identify hearing disorders, provide rehabilitative services, select amplification devices and instruct in their care, provide training in speech reading, and serve as consultants to government and industry on issues concerning noise-induced hearing loss.

Speech-Language Pathologists: Help those who stutter to increase their fluency; assist people who have experienced brain injuries to regain lost language, speech, and swallowing skills; teach children and adolescents to use oral and written language skills needed to succeed in school; select augmentative communication devices for persons who cannot speak; and counsel individuals and families about speech and language disorders.

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