Communication Disorders


Communication Disorders students focus on careers dealing with evaluation, treatment, and prevention of human communication disorders. Professionals in speech-language pathology and audiology provide clinical services in health care and education facilities and serve as consultants in business, industry, and government. Some majors become speech and hearing scientists who engage in research. A minor in Communication Disorders is available as well. Students often use the Communication Disorders courses to enhance their preparation for other related fields such as deaf education, psychology, guidance and counseling, vocational rehabilitation, public health, medical administration, special education, and linguistics.

Speech and hearing professionals work in a variety of settings:

  • Public and private schools
  • Hospitals and community clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Health departments
  • Private practice offices
  • Long-term care and home health facilities
  • Private and public industry
  • Universities and research laboratories

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-11 Edition - Speech-Language Pathologists

Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-11 Edition - Audiologists 

ASHA 2012 Schools Survey SLP Annual Salaries & Hourly Wages