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Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Bachelor of Arts

Communication Sciences and Disorders


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 further education in these exciting fields through the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, which can be completed on both the St. John's Queens and Staten Island campuses. Through this 120-credit degree program, you will gain an understanding of the process of human development and communication and how these processes can become impaired.


Monica Wagner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
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Nancy Colodny, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
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Admission Office - Queens Campus
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Admission Office -  Staten Island campus
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To earn their Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, students complete 120 credits including core, major, and elective requirements. The major requirements are outlined below.

Major Sequence — 42 Credits

Required Courses- 36 Credits
CSD 1710 Phonetics
CSD 1720 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech System
CSD 1730 Language Acquisition
CSD 1740 Hearing Science
CSD 1750 Speech Science
CSD 1820 Neurological Bases of Normal Human Communication and Balance
CSD 2710 Research and Clinical Writing
CSD 2750 Introduction to Audiology
CSD 2760 Language Disorders Across the Lifespan
CSD 2770 Speech Disorders Across the Lifespan
CSD 2810 Observation Skills in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
CSD 4990 Seminar

Elective Courses- 6 Credits
LIN 1810 Phonology
RCT 1155 Language and Intercultural Communication
CSD 2775 Language-Based Learning Disabilities
CSD 2780 Aural Rehabilitation for the Hearing-Impaired Child
CSD 4810 Clinical Practicum in Audiology

Career Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupational outlook for careers in the speech-language pathology field are expected to increase by 18 percent from 2016 to 2026. Employment of audiologists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2016-2026.  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.

Unique Features/Qualities

As a student in the major, you will experience much more than class work.  Under the guidance of the department’s faculty, nationally recognized scholar-practitioners, you also gain hands-on experience in research and field work.

Undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology students complete two Academic Service-Learning Internships as part of their course work in the major.  Our students gain hands-on experience volunteering with clinical populations across the lifespan at field sites while reflecting on these experiences in the classroom.


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.

Additional Information

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 the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, the Women in Science Club, the Medical Technology Club, and the Communications Club.

You may also be eligible for membership in the College’s various honor society chapters, including Sigma Alpha Eta, Epsilon Delta, and the Roger Bacon Honor Society.