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.
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.
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
Tina Jupiter, Ph.D., CCC-A