Speech-language pathology is a growing field in which professionals work with children and adults who have communication and swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work in educational, health care, academic and private practice settings. Across these settings, SLPs can:
- Work with someone who has a social communication disorder such as autism spectrum disorder
- Assist someone with a cognitive-communication disorder such as aphasia
- Help someone who has issues understanding others or expressing themselves effectively while talking
An undergraduate psychology degree and its focus on understanding and evaluating human behavior in combination with foundational courses in speech, language and hearing sciences provides excellent preparation for future work in the field of speech-language pathology. This dual-degree program provides students with the opportunity to combine the undergraduate Psychology program with automatic admission to the M.S. in Speech-Language pathology program at SHU after meeting specific undergraduate criteria.