BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders

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The Communication Sciences and Disorders program on Pace University’s New York City campus offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  This program provides a strong foundation in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology, and prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in hospitals, schools, community agencies, private practice, and research.

Speech-language pathologists are concerned with evaluation, treatment and research in human communication disorders. They treat such disorders as stuttering, voice and articulation disorders, and delayed language development. Audiologists specialize in hearing conservation, identification, assessment and habilitation of hearing disorders.

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BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders

The communication sciences and disorders major introduces students to the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. This program provides a strong foundation for graduate study in either of these fields and prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in hospitals, schools, community agencies, private practice, or research.

BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities track

In order to work effectively with students who have speech disabilities, you must have a solid background in speech- language pathology and audiology. Our Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities track prepares students with a fundamental knowledge-base in disorders such as stuttering, delayed language development, aphasia, voice articulation problems, and habilitation of hearing disorders.  Students can earn the initial certificate as a Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities.

BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities, Bilingual track

Students who would like to add bilingual certification their teaching certificate can enroll in our bilingual track,  Two additional courses are required. Students choosing this track will have student-teaching placement in a bilingual setting.

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Our majors have multiple clinical opportunities on-campus at The Emil Froeschels Speech and Hearing Center, an on-campus facility offering diagnosis and treatment of speech and language disorders. The center serves the needs of Pace students and staff, and of adults and children from the community with communication disorders. With its two-room hearing testing suite, therapy rooms, and computers for acoustic analysis, therapy, and research, the Center provides a variety of therapeutic materials for student use.

In addition, students observe and participate in the therapeutic process at area hospitals, schools, and day care centers including La Escuela Hispana Head Start, Aaron Academy, and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. Students interested in autism will have opportunities to work with this population through our collaboration with the Center for Teaching and Research in Autism (TARA Center) in the School of Education. This practical application of theories learned in the classroom is an integral and invaluable part our program.

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Career Opportunities

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists can work in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, home-care, physicians’ offices, and private practice. They provide services to individuals, from the very young to the very old, with a variety of communication disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, hearing impairment, strokes, and vocal pathologies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2013), there will be a 23% increase in job openings for speech-language pathologists between 2010 and 2020.