Have you wondered how children develop the ability to talk? How do speech impediments, such as stuttering impact someone’s quality of life? How does someone regain their speech and language functions after a stroke? 

A Major in Communication Disorders (CD) at Emerson College explores typical and impaired speech, language, and hearing functions among children and adults. Academic and applied experiences in the CD Major will give you the relevant knowledge and skills that fit a variety of educational and work settings. Importantly, a bachelor’s degree in CD builds an excellent foundation for graduate study in many fields, including speech-language pathology, audiology, education, and psychology.

Courses in psychology, American Sign Language, statistics, and science—all part of the liberal arts curriculum at Emerson—are related to course work in CD, so they augment what you’ll learn in the Major.