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Pre-Communication Science and Disorders

Everyone wants to be heard. You can help people speak or hear.

WHY STUDY PRE-COMMUNICATION SCIENCE AND DISORDERS?

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists have many opportunities to work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, universities, research institutes, industry, and private practice, and with a variety of populations ranging from infant to elderly. U.S. News & World Report ranked speech language pathologists 23rd on the list of 100 Best Jobs for 2019.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

If you're considering a career in speech-language pathology or audiology, you’ll need to go to graduate school to get a master’s degree from an accredited program and complete a yearlong clinical fellowship.

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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PRE-COMMUNICATION SCIENCE AND DISORDERS?

You’ll get the scientific foundation you’ll need to pursue graduate school or clinical training.

Job titles:

  • Speech language pathologist (after completing graduate school)
  • Audiologist (after completing graduate school)

Employers:

  • Hospitals
  • Audiology clinics
  • Rehabilitation clinics
  • Educational services
  • Research labs
  • Community care centers
  • Private practice
  • Nursing homes

UNIQUE PROGRAM FEATURES

 

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Distinction one:

You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with our Center for Rural Health Practice.

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Distinction two:

You’ll have the chance to volunteer in local health care facilities.

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Distinction three:

You’ll have the opportunity to enroll in a Freshman Guarantee program for the University of Pittsburgh’s speech-language pathology graduate program if you meet certain criteria.

Students have the option to begin their studies on our campus then relocate to the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences where they can finish the final two years for their communication science bachelor’s degree.