This major is a program that focuses on the application of biomedical, psychological, and physical principles to the study of the scientific bases, development, and treatment of speech, language, hearing, and cognitive communication problems caused by disease, injury, or disability.
Includes instruction in language science, hearing science, speech and voice science, biology of communication, behavioral linguistics, psychology, and applications to the development of diagnostic and rehabilitative strategies and technologies.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Major?
There are a number of options for your career if you pursue a major/degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. These include work as (but not exclusive to) an audiologist assistant, speech-pathologist assistant, medical technologist, speech therapist, and communication counseling.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
- American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders
- American Board of Fluency and Fluency Disorders
- American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Publications/Magazines in Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Major