Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Speech And Hearing Science - Careers

Career Information and Further Study

Speech and hearing professionals evaluate, treat, and conduct research into human communication and its disorders, working with infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations.

Skills gained in this program include:
Managing, interpreting, editing, advising, organizing, problem solving, orientation to detail, writing, teaching, speaking to groups, presenting research findings, reading critically, reasoning, analyzing, thinking conceptually, conducting research, evaluating evidence, advising, and marketing/selling.

Note that many careers require additional education at the graduate level.

Alumni (or recent graduates) of Speech and Hearing Science have found employment in the following fields:
  • Audiology
  • Education/Schools
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychology
  • Recreational therapy
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Research
  • Speech-language pathologist

Work settings include:
  • Businesses
  • Colleges/universities
  • Community clinics
  • Developmentally disabled
  • Elementary and high schools
  • Government agencies
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hospitals
  • Institutions for the deaf
  • Nursing homes
  • Physician's offices
  • Private practice
  • Research laboratories

Degree Level Required
The undergraduate program is a pre-professional degree. A graduate degree is needed for New York State certification in the two primary subfields of communicative disorders and sciences: speech-language pathology and audiology.

Salary Information
Median annual surveys performed by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association for Speech-Language Pathologists with a Master's degree and ASHA, working in a school setting is ,000 or or with a Doctor of Audiology Degree and certification is ,000 (ASHA surveys from 2011-12 for Speech-Language Pathology and 2010 for Audiology).

Post-undergraduate Opportunities
Because this is a pre-professional program, many graduates go on to enter graduate programs in either speech-language pathology or audiology, enter graduate programs in other professional fields such as medicine or law, or enter the fields of business or education.

What percentage of graduates goes on to graduate school?

Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39