Be someone who makes meaning in the world

Professor Tiffany Hutchins
Professor Barry Guitar with student

Communication Sciences and Disorders involves the study of the normal processes of speech, language, and hearing and how communication is effected across the lifespan.

Students gain skills and experience through guided speech-language pathology and audiology observations in the on-campus Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication: Speech, Language and Hearing and specialty courses taught by award-winning faculty.

Major Requirements

View major requirements for the B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the University of Vermont Catalogue. Minor required. A concentration in Communication Sciences and Disorders is available to students in the College of Education and Social Services.

Concentrations

A concentration in Communication Sciences and Disorders is available to students in the College of Education and Social Services.

Beyond the classroom

Internships

The Eleanor M. Luse Center for Communication: Speech, Language, and Hearing provides internship opportunities for undergraduates.

Research with Faculty

Faculty research addresses topics ranging from the nature and treatment of autism to the role of temperament in stuttering, advancing knowledge of brain function, improving speech development in children with neurodevelopmental syndromes, and creating new therapies for children and adults challenged by cognitive and neurological disorders. Many faculty involve undergraduate students to assist in their research.

Study Abroad

The curriculum is flexible to accommodate a semester study abroad experience.

Speech and Hearing Club

The Speech and Hearing Club offers professional development and volunteer opportunities for undergraduate students.

Honors Society

The Honors Society offers recognition, professional development and volunteer opportunities for high-achieving undergraduates.

Early Admission Master's Option

UVM's Communication Sciences and Disorders master's degree is consistently ranked in the top ¼ of U.S. programs. Undergraduates can save time and money on the path to an advaced degree through early admission.

Careers

  • Audiologist or audiologist assistant
  • Speech-language pathologist (SLP) or SLP assistant
  • Certified occupational therapy assistant
  • Applied behavior analysis therapist
  • Audiology assistant
  • Certified child life specialist
  • Hippotherapist
  • Language consultant
  • Music therapist
  • Foreign language/ASL interpreter
  • Vocal coach
  • Speech recognition software developer
  • Special education paraprofessional