Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (BS)
Speech-language pathologists treat disorders such as developmental language and articulation disorders, voice and resonance problems, stuttering, and language and cognitive impairments due to stroke, head injury, and progressive neurological diseases. Audiologists specialize in the prevention, identification, assessment, and rehabilitation of hearing disorders. Individuals with congenital and acquired hearing impairments are seen for services by audiologists. They prescribe and dispense hearing aids and instruct the use of amplification for individuals with congenital and acquired hearing impairments.
The speech-language pathology and audiology program is designed to help students develop entry-level competencies that will enable them to function in a pre-professional capacity in educational settings, medical and rehabilitation centers, and private practice clinics.
The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology department offers the following programs:
- Communication Disorders (BS) Program
- Speech-Language Pathology (MS SLP) Program
- Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Program
- Early Intervention Certificate
Undergraduate students take courses in both speech-language pathology and audiology in preparation for advanced training and specialization at the graduate level. The four year program offers practice-oriented introduction to clinical experience through the Behrakis Speech-Language and Hearing Center.
There is also a five year accelerated course of study that undergrads may apply to in the third year of study that leads to a BS/MS degree.
The early intervention program is an interdisciplinary curriculum with four academic courses and two practica in early intervention sites. It replaces the standard curriculum in the 4th year of the program and requires no extra credits or expense on your part.
For more information about your course of study, you can read a Sample Curriculum.
Students will be exposed to a wide variety of communication disorders through observations and participation in activities and at the Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center. Externship in schools, hospitals, or other relevant settings will also broaden students' exposure and prepare them for graduate study or employment.