Speech-language pathology is a growing field in which professionals work with children and adults who have communication and swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work in educational, health care, academic and private practice settings. Across these settings, SLPs can:
- Work with someone who has a social communication disorder such as autism spectrum disorder
- Assist someone with a cognitive-communication disorder such as aphasia
- Help someone who has issues understanding others or expressing themselves effectively while talking
An undergraduate psychology degree and its focus on understanding and evaluating human behavior in combination with foundational courses in speech, language and hearing sciences provides excellent preparation for future work in the field of speech-language pathology. This dual-degree program provides students with the opportunity to combine the undergraduate Psychology program with automatic admission to the M.S. in Speech-Language pathology program at SHU after meeting specific undergraduate criteria.
"An undergraduate psychology degree from Seton Hall was the perfect choice on my way to becoming a speech-language therapist. Through my courses, I gained insight into the various behaviors, learning difficulties, and mindsets that a person could have. This allowed me to then treat each person for more than their disorder. The combination of rigorous course work and a dynamic faculty helped mold me into a well-rounded and versatile therapist."Megan (Mills) Pagano, ’10
Students will complete the curriculum for a B.A. or B.S. in Psychology in addition to six courses in speech, language and hearing sciences and other undergraduate pre-requisite courses. Students will be paired with both a Psychology and SLP advisor to ensure timely completion of the program. The curriculum for the MS program can be found here.
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