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Degree: Bachelor of Science

Comprehensive preparation for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology

You might like this program if you

  • Believe that communication is a right, not a privilege.
  • Have a passion to teach people skills that will improve their quality of life.
  • Want to research new treatments for
  • communication disorders.
  • Find fulfillment in working closely with others.
  • Seek a career in a profession that helps others.

Types of classes you’ll take

  • Language Disorders
  • Deaf Culture
  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing
  • Acoustic Principles
  • Audiology and Aural Rehabilitation
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Psychology
  • Human Development

Possible careers in speech-language pathology or audiology within these settings*

  • Schools and Universities
  • Research Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Community Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private Practice

*Note: The career options listed above require graduate study. A speech-language pathologist must have a master’s degree. An audiologist must complete a clinical doctorate of audiology degree program.

Whatever your interests, whichever direction you want to go—business, science, medicine, healthcare, social science—the Penn State College of Health and Human Development has programs and options that lead to a future where you can do good work, and work while doing good.