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 120-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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 class work. 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 the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, the Medical Technology Club, and the Communications Club.
Students also may be eligible for membership in the College’s various honor society chapters, including Sigma Alpha Eta, Epsilon Delta, and the Roger Bacon Honor Society.