If you’d like to improve the lives of individuals with communication and swallowing disorders, consider this pre-professional undergraduate program from PennWest. You’ll receive a comprehensive, hands-oneducation that will prepare you for a wide-range of entry-level jobs, as wellas graduate studies in speech-language pathology, audiology or otherprofessional training programs.
As a Communication Sciences and Disorders major, you’ll learn from highly qualified faculty with extensive clinical experience. They will not only provide you with a solid academic foundation but guide you as you observe real clients who are diagnosed with communication and swallowingdisorders and are treated in the University’s Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Collaboration is key for future professionals in this field. At PennWest, you’ll learn to work with graduate students and clinical faculty using a client-centered approach to targeting diagnostic and treatment goals for clients. This will help you develop familiarity with making evidence-based clinical decisions and writing objective clinical documentation.
Upon graduation, you will have the knowledge and skills you need to go on to graduate school or to enter the workforce in a high-demand field in a variety of healthcare and educational work settings.
The median annual salary for speech-language pathologists in 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Minimum grade-point average required for communication disorders students who wish togo on to graduate school.
Participate in our on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic to learn about communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults .
Careers that relate to communication science and communication disorders are on the rise. According to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for speech-language pathologists are expected to grow 21% -- much faster thanother occupations – between now and 2031. Jobs for audiologists are expected togrow 10% in the same time period. Both of these professions require youcomplete an accredited graduate program.
As a graduate of PennWest’s B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, you may also pursue graduate studies in social work, counseling, and special education or enter the workforce as a speech-language pathology assistant.
PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.