The undergraduate program provides the breadth of a liberal arts education plus an introduction to the health sciences, as well as in-depth information about human communication, including opportunities to explore a variety of communication disorders and the work of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Students are introduced to a variety of communication disorders through classes, observations, and clinical activities. A minor is required as part of the curriculum; and students should consider using this as an opportunity to explore an additional area of interest, particularly if graduate school in audiology or speech language pathology is not the next step for a student.
UVM communication sciences and disorders alumni take jobs in a variety of settings that include schools, medical centers, clinics, nursing homes, and private practices. Eighty percent of graduates pursue advanced study in speech-language pathology, audiology, psychology, linguistics, or medicine at top schools, according to exit survey data.
Graduates of the program often remark on how well-prepared they are for their careers. One former student emailed, "I have gotten several comments on how strong my education/ background has been and it shows in my work. Kudos to UVM!"