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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Speech Language Pathology

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Speech-Language   Pathology?"

Why Major in Speech-Language Pathology?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of information regarding prevention, assessment and intervention concerning communication differences and disorders and swallowing or other upper aerodigestive disorders.
  • Provide prevention, assessment and intervention services to children and adults across a wide range of speech and language disorders and differences in a closely supervised setting.
  • Demonstrate emerging skills in oral and written language to achieve effective clinical and professional interaction.
  • Begin to exhibit professional behavior as defined in the cardinal documents of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) including but not limited to Certification Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA Scope of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, ASHA Code of Ethics and ASHA Preferred Practice Patterns for the Profession of Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Collaborate with professionals and provide counseling to individuals and their families regarding speech and language differences and disorders in a closely supervised setting.
  • Begin to integrate classroom-based knowledge, clinical experience and technological resources to support Evidence-Based Practice in a guided clinical setting.

Related Career Titles

Audiologist Speech Correctionist
Communicative Disorders Specialist Speech Pathologist
Hearing Teacher Speech Teacher
Hearing Therapist Speech Therapist
Professor/Educator Speech-Language Pathologist
Speech Clinician

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

Advance Web
EBS Healthcare
Jobs SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Speech Language Pathology World
Speech Pathology Jobs
Therapy Jobs
Therapy Post

Affiliated Organizations

American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Academy of Dispensing Audiologists
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology
American Academy of Audiology
American Auditory Society
American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology
Audiology Foundation of America
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Educational Audiology Association
International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
Missouri Speech Language Hearing Association
Missouri Academy of Audiology
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
National Center for Voice and Speech
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
Missouri Division for Professional Registration Board of Healing Arts

Four-Year Academic Plan

Speech-Language Pathology Major, B.S. Degree


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Sarah Cavanah
Career Development Coordinator