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:
Work settings include:
Elementary and high schools
Institutions for the deaf
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? 75%