The Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Program located on Pace University’s New York City Campus provides a strong foundation in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. This program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in hospitals, schools, community agencies, private practice, and research and offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.
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 rehabilitation of hearing disorders.
Students have the opportunity to choose from three types of concentrations:
BA in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
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. View curriculum worksheet. For information on curriculum for transfer students please click here.
BA in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities Track
To work effectively with students who have speech and/or language disabilities, a solid background in speech-language pathology and audiology is required. 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. CSD graduates are eligible to apply for their Initial teaching certificate in Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (via the Individual Evaluation of Credentials pathway http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/ ). View curriculum worksheet. For information on curriculum for transfer students please click here.
BA in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology - Teaching Students with Speech and Language Disabilities, Bilingual Track
Students can enroll in our bilingual track. Two additional courses are required which necessitates one summer session. Students choosing this track will have student-teaching placement in a bilingual setting. View curriculum worksheet. For information on curriculum for transfer students please click here.
Highlights of the program:
Our majors have multiple clinical opportunities at the Speech, Language and Hearing Center, an on-campus facility offering diagnosis and treatment of various issues in speech, language, and communication. The Center serves the needs of Pace students and staff as well as adults and children from the community. The Center includes a hearing suite, individual and group therapy rooms, and computers for acoustic analysis, therapy, and research as well as a variety of therapeutic materials for student use.
In addition, students observe and participate in the therapeutic process at area schools and day care centers. Students work with individuals from several university programs, including the Ongoing Academic and Social Instructional Support (OASIS) program, Global Pathways, and the English Language Institute (ELI) to provide communicative support and therapy. Opportunities to volunteer in adult day care and rehabilitation settings increase their exposure to a full range of potential clients and services in the community. This practical application of theories learned in the classroom is an integral and invaluable part of our program.
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.