Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, BS

  • A student teacher helps a boy with his speech

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology major prepares students for careers in the speech-language pathologist practice. This program awards students a Bachelor of Science degree and equips them with the skills needed to continue on to a master’s program.

    Speech-language pathologists help stroke victims struggling to talk to their family and kindergartners frustrated when their teachers can’t understand their words. As a speech-language pathology and audiology major at IUP, you take your first, important step toward becoming a speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

    Our undergraduate program in speech-language pathology and audiology prepares you to enroll in a graduate program in either speech-language pathology or audiology. Upon completion of our bachelor’s degree program, students will be able to:

    • Explain the foundations of typical speech, language, swallowing, and hearing function across the lifespan and methods for measuring them.

    • Describe the clinical signs of and etiologies related to speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders.

    • Demonstrate disciplinary skills required for clinical work in speech-language pathology and audiology. 

    • Explain features of cultural and linguistic diversity and their effects on communication, both normal and disordered.

    We also offer a master’s degree in speech-language pathology, and that program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. For students who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in audiology, we assist you with locating and applying to programs that match your career goals. 

    Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Curriculum

    Some of the undergraduate classes in the major include Clinical Phonology, Aural Rehabilitation, Language Development, and Speech Science. Students also study topics such as school law and educational psychology. IUP has an outstanding reputation for preparing students for hands-on practice.

    Students have the opportunity to gain experience at our Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic on campus. There are also groups at IUP such as the National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association that are geared towards connecting students with similar academic and professional interests. 

    Careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

    Speech-Language Pathology is a growing and rewarding field. To ready students for successful careers in pathology or audiology, IUP’s curriculum helps students earn national certification and state licensure. 

    We provide basic clinical training for all settings, which range from preschools and elementary schools through secondary schools to hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and nursing facilities. IUP prepares you to work with patients of all ages with communication and swallowing disorders. Not only do we help Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology majors gain clinical experience, but our advisors have had success matching students with local internships.

    Explore our Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Program

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology major provides an accredited curriculum for students who want to help patients communicate, overcome health challenges, and more. Interested in learning more about this program? Request information today