Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Careers & Internships in Communication Sciences & Disorders

Communication Disorders is one of the fastest-growing career specialties in the nation, according to sources such as Newsweek and Forbes.

Communication Sciences & Disorders (BS)

Undergraduate students build their knowledge of theory and practice through coursework and observing a variety of clinical populations in our onsite Robbins Center. Students may participate in a range of elective options, including clinical externships and service learning opportunities.

Our Communication Sciences and Disorders BS graduates pursue many opportunities, including further education and clinical certification in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, as well as careers in related fields such as education, deaf and special education, public health, social work, and health communication.

Communication Sciences & Disorders (MS)

The MS in Communication Disorders graduate program is nationally ranked and has a 100% employment rate.

Our MS program is affiliated with more than 120 external clinical sites, which enables our students to develop skills in a wide range of settings and make valuable professional connections. Clinical placement sites include rehabilitation facilities, private practices, schools, early intervention centers and acute care hospitals.

Learn more about our exceptional clinical experiences on and off campus »

The program’s alumni find employment across the entire spectrum of clinical settings working with a variety of clinical populations locally, nationally and globally.

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Learn more about how recent alumni experienced the program and the variety of employment opportunities they are enjoying »

Career Resources

Katie O'Neil

Katie O'Neil '09, '11

An Inside Look into the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Katie O'Neil '09, '11 reveals why she chose speech pathology and how giving her students communication tools makes her feel. Watch now »