Careers – what can you do with a communication disorders degree?
BGSU’s bachelor’s degree in communication disorders prepares you to move on to graduate school in:
- Speech-language pathology
- Speech, language or hearing science
The bachelor’s degree also can serve as an excellent foundation for graduate work in related fields, including a wide range of allied health and educational careers such as:
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Intervention specialist
Our graduates work in the healthcare, education and research industries.
Employment in this field is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations – more than 20% over the next decade, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Study the science of the human communication process, as well as the theoretical and practical aspects of therapy.
Core courses cover:
- The mechanics of speech
- How speech is acquired and develops
- The acoustics of speech and hearing
- How to assess and provide therapy for range of disorders
The minimum, entry-level qualification to practice as a speech-language pathologist is a master’s degree. To practice as an audiologist, a Doctor of Audiology is required. Our bachelor’s program will allow you to learn the basic skills and knowledge you need for admission into a graduate program.
You can continue your education at BGSU by applying to our:
- Accredited master’s degree program in communication science and disorders, which offers a specialization in speech-language pathology
- Doctoral program in communication disorders
Practical classes and clinical observation will be an essential part of your curriculum.
- Complete guided observation hours. Watch speech-language pathologists treating patients and learn how to write treatment goals, therapy plans and summary notes.
- Conduct research with communication sciences and disorders faculty and Ph.D. students or through the BGSU Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) program.
- Introduction to Communication Disorders
- Phonetics (study of speech sounds)
- Speech and Language Acquisition and Development
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
- Language Assessment and Intervention
- Introduction to Audiology
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Updated: 11/21/2023 03:53PM