Major in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences
Saint Louis University Communications Sciences and Disorders Degree Overview
Students who major in communications sciences and disorders at Saint Louis University begin their preparation to be speech-language pathologists (who help prevent, identify, assess and provide treatment for communication and swallowing disorders) or audiologists (who help prevent, identify, assess and treat hearing disorders).
If you choose SLU's communication sciences and disorders program, you'll observe adults and children with a variety of speech, language and hearing disorders during your undergraduate years. Following the completion of required prerequisite courses, you'll have an opportunity to participate in an elective clinical practicum. Undergraduate students are also encouraged to seek out volunteer opportunities within SLU's Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.
What You'll Learn in SLU's Communications Sciences and Disorders Program
Saint Louis University's communications sciences and disorders program offers a strong liberal arts education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition, as well as basic courses in the communication sciences and disorders discipline.
A senior year capstone course will give you a chance to actively participate in communication sciences and disorders research, reflect upon and analyze a field experience, or choose from many other options to personalize your study.
What Can You Do With a Communications Sciences and Disorders Degree from SLU?
Saint Louis University's communication sciences and disorders undergraduate degree provides you with a foundation for your future education in the field, as speech-language pathologists typically need a master's degree to practice. An undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders can also prepare you for professional degrees in medicine, special education or public health.
With a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders alone, it is possible in many states to work as a speech-language pathology assistant. Other recent graduates work as research assistants or patient care advocates.