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.