1. Our graduates are prepared for careers as helping professionals!
    • Our graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Emerson can go on to:
      • Graduate school in speech-language pathology or audiology
      • Graduate school in allied health and education fields
        • School psychology
        • Occupational therapy
        • Special education
        • Social work
        • Nursing
        • And more!
      • Work as a…
        • Speech-language pathology assistant
        • Paraprofessional, helping children with disabilities in the schools
        • Preschool teacher
        • Behavioral therapist for children with autism spectrum disorders
        • Research assistant or lab manager in a university setting
        • Teacher of English as a second language (domestic and abroad)
      • Work in special programs
        • Teach for America
        • Americorps
        • City Year
        • Peace Corps
  2. Our major offers a well-rounded program of study covering all prerequisite coursework needed for entry to graduate school in speech-language pathology or audiology.
  3. We reserve 5 seats in our highly ranked graduate program for well qualified undergraduate students from Emerson's CD major.
  4. Strong ASL program with a focus on learning ASL (levels 1-4) and learning about Deaf culture, as part of a minor in Hearing and Deafness
  5. Emphasis on diversity is a part of all of our coursework, including one of our elective courses that students from across the college love: Disability in the Media
  6. Dedicated and nurturing faculty who are all committed to teaching excellence
  7. Our classes are small (usually 20-25 students)
  8. Faculty maintain an “Open Door” policy and are very supportive of students
  9. The Robbins Center! Our on-campus clinical training facility provides opportunities for undergraduate students to observe clients of all ages who have a variety of communication disorders and differences:
    • Individual and small group sessions
      • Children with developmental disorders (language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and more)
      • Adults with acquired communication disorders
    • Special Programs
      • Thayer
      • Aphasia groups (sailing!)
      • Gender Affirming Voice and Communication Training Program (also known as the Transgender Voice and Communication Program)
      • Accent reduction
      • And more!
  10. Our students are kind, respectful, and supportive of one another during their time at Emerson and beyond!