Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, Bachelor of Arts
Speech-Language Pathologists are professionals who assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. Audiologists are professionals who diagnose, treat and help prevent hearing and balance problems. Both professions require a graduate degree for entry into the respective fields.
You can prepare for careers in this exciting field through the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on both the Queens and Staten Island campuses. Through this 126-credit degree program, students will gain an understanding of the process of human development and communication and how these processes can become impaired. They also learn many of the skills necessary to become accomplished speech professionals.
Our experienced faculty members bring academic and professional expertise to their teaching and research and our off-campus, state-of-the-art Speech and Hearing Center in Queens offers students hands-on clinical experience by providing diagnostic and treatment services to speech-language and hearing-impaired children and adults. Students in Staten Island have the option of gaining their hands-on clinical experience in one of our established off-campus field sites.
Patrick R. Walden, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Nancy Colodny, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology are identical to those currently outlined for admission to a four-year, bachelor of arts degree in St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:
Admission Office - Queens Campus
Admission Office - Staten Island campus
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupational outlook for careers in the speech-language pathology and audiology field are expected to increase by 18 percent now through the year 2018. Due to the growing need for speech-pathologists in hospitals, schools, outpatient clinics, hearing centers and nursing care facilities, employers are always seeking highly qualified pathologists to add to their staffs.Back to top
Global Approach to Education
All students take advantage of St. John's location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.
Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location.Back to top
Students majoring in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology gain a solid foundation in the science of speech, hearing and the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting those vital functions.
Yet students experience much more than classwork. Under the guidance of the department's faculty — nationally recognized scholar-practitioners — students also gain hands-on experience in research and field work.
For example, students have an opportunity to conduct field work at St. John's acclaimed Speech and Hearing Center, a state-of-the-art facility for the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language and hearing disorders in children and adults. All staff pathologists and audiologists are certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
Students develop a strong academic and professional edge by joining any of St. John's more than 180 student clubs and organizations. Clubs of particular interest to majors in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology include:
- National Student Speech Language Hearing Association
- Medical Technology Club
- Communications Club
The Skull and Circle Honor Society and the Lambda Kappa Phi Honor Society annually select students from St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences who combine scholarship, integrity and dedicated service to the St. John's community. Students also may be eligible for membership in the University's various honor societies, including these:
- Sigma Alpha Eta: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
- Epsilon Delta: Speech Communication Arts and Public Address
- Roger Bacon Honor Society: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, psychology or environmental studies
Every student at St. John's benefits from outstanding University-wide facilities and resources. For example, all new students receive their own wireless laptop computer with full access to the University's award-winning network.
Other facilities include high-tech classrooms, laboratories and our 1.7 million-volume University Library. Our new D'Angelo Center is a five-story, 127,000-square-foot University and Student Center with classrooms, lecture halls, a Starbucks Café and a full-service food court.Back to top