This major is an integrated program that prepares individuals to work as both audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
Includes instruction in a variety of communication disorder studies, audiology, speech pathology, language acquisition, and the design and implementation of comprehensive therapeutic and rehabilitative solutions to communications problems.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Major (use the College Search feature and enter "speech-language" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Major?
As a Speech Language Pathologist, it is your job to assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, Parkinson’s disease, a cleft palate, or autism.
Job opportunities for speech language pathologists are extremely likely in the future as this career subsector is expected to see a twenty-five percent (25%) growth 2019-2029.
Speech-language pathologists typically need at least a master’s degree. Most states require that speech-language pathologists be licensed. Requirements vary by state.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders
- American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders
- American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Publications/Magazines in Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Major