Connecting liberal arts, health, and education
Students become familiar with the discipline through courses dealing with linguistics, cognitive science, and the typical processes of speech, language, and hearing, which include the physical, neurophysiological, cognitive, and linguistic bases of normal speaking, hearing, and language use; the acoustics of sound and of speech; the development of language in children; and how communication develops from infancy to adulthood.
Unique to our program is the degree of cooperative work undertaken by students and faculty in the study and practice of basic and clinical sciences and in their application to people in need of help with communication.
Faculty with internationally recognized expertise. Our faculty are dedicated to teaching, mentorship, and research. Learn more >>
Four-year study plan. A four-year core curriculum focuses on normal processes of speech, language, and hearing, and how communication is effected across the lifespan. Students learn to recognize communication disorders through classes, observations, and clinical activities. Curriculum >>
Preparation to enter the field. Professional academic advisors and faculty mentors work directly with students from the time they arrive at the University, utilizing a four-year career plan to match experiential opportunities with student interests. UVM also offers a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, which provides the academic background and clinical opportunities required for clinical fellowship and the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). Many of our graduates pursue further study in speech-language pathology, audiology, psychology, linguistics, or medicine. Learn more about clinical opportunities >>
An ideal clinical setting
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders includes the Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication: Speech, Language, and Hearing, an active clinic providing speech-language and audiology services to the community. The clinic provides opportunities for undergraduates to observe professional practice, and serves as a key practicum site for master's degree candidates.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Degree Programs
- Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Minor or Concentration in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Speech Language Pathology Pre-Master's Track Certificate Program
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