Communication Sciences and Disorders

B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Speech unlocks the heart. When language or hearing impairments interfere with verbal communication, people feel isolated from family, friends and community. The 129-credit Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology will prepare you for a career helping people of all ages overcome communication difficulties—from young children who stutter to stroke victims struggling to speak again.

Along with a comprehensive liberal arts education, the curriculum offers coursework in normal and disordered communication, as well as limited field-based experiences in the Jerrold Mark Ladge and Hearing Center located on the LIU Post Campus. Graduates of this program are ready to advance to master’s-level study and work toward the Clinical Competence Certificate from the American Speech and Hearing Association, as well as New York State licensure and certification as a teacher of children with speech and language disorders.

The Jerrold Mark Ladge Speech and Hearing Center serves as a training facility for undergraduates to observe the evaluation and/or treatment of children and adults with communication disorders, under supervision by ASHA-certified, New York State-licensed supervisory staff. The center is fully equipped with the latest diagnostic and testing materials. Its clinical services are available to the public.

As a candidate for the B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, you will fulfill 45 credits in the Liberal Arts core, 45 credits in Speech and Hearing courses, 14 credits in Education courses, 6 credits in English Composition and 19 credits in electives in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Admissions Requirements


  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college G.P.A. of 2.0 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.

All applicants can apply for admission to LIU Post at My LIU or by using the Apply Now button in the upper right-hand corner of this page. For more information on the application process, visit the Admissions Office home page.


College of Education, Information, and Technology
Dr. Albert Inserra, Dean