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Speech-Language Pathology

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Bachelor of Science Degree

In the Speech-Pathology program, you'll learn about the diagnosis and treatment of human communication disorders, related research, and how to assist people with communication disabilities. You'll also participate in clinical practica, where professors provide supervised treatment of individuals with speech and/or hearing disorders.

Why Choose Speech-Language Pathology at UCM?

  • UCM's Welch-Schmidt Center for Communication Disorders has eight treatment rooms with two-way mirrors, video and audio monitoring, an early childhood preschool for children with speech and language disorders, and a voice and swallowing lab with ridged and flexible endoscopy.
  • UCM has a Functional Communication Clinic, FEES station, Augmentative and Alternative Communication Clinic and a Feeding and Swallowing Clinic.
  • A variety of current assessment and treatment materials are available and provide you with special opportunities to learn in a therapeutic setting.

What will I study?
In addition to focusing on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders, you'll learn about new methods and equipment to evaluate communication disorders, establish more effective treatment programs and investigate behavioral patterns associated with communication disorders.

Courses include:

  • American Sign Language
  • Hearing Measurement
  • Best Practices for Early Childhood Intervention
  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders

What can I do with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology?

  • Communication Disorders Specialist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Hearing Therapist
  • Speech Teacher

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Speech-Language Pathology, there are several involvement opportunities:

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • American Auditory Society
  • National Center for Voice and Speech

About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio is 20 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.

Speech-Language Pathology faculty are experts in educating and operating the technology and resources available to you. They provide hands-on learning opportunities and aid you in the use of modern and renowned methods in Speech-Language Pathology.

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