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Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences class

Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

In the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences in Hofstra University's School of Health Professions and Human Services, students prepare to become skilled, compassionate healthcare professionals in the science of human communication and its disorders. A strong liberal arts education is balanced with program coursework taught by an accomplished faculty of scholars who are recognized experts in their fields.

Highlights of Hofstra's Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences include:

  • Accredited graduate programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, a professional doctorate program offered by the Long Island Consortium of Hofstra, Adelphi, and St. John’s Universities.
  • Undergraduate students can observe therapy and participate in the volunteer program at the on-campus Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, which serves members of the surrounding communities.
  • A dual-degree program lets qualified undergraduates finish both their BA and MA degrees in less time and put their skills into practice more quickly.
  • Numerous on-campus learning facilities such as separate laboratories for speech and hearing science, psycholinguistics, child language development, and language and literacy, as well as a laboratory space dedicated to the use of Audiology students.
  • Active student organizations include a campus chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) and a chapter of the national speech honor society, Sigma Pi.

Why this profession?

The BA in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences prepares students for graduate study in careers in speech-language pathology, audiology, and other sciences.

Graduate study options:

Our students most-often pursue graduate/doctoral studies in the following areas:

  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Audiology
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education

Excellent Career Outcomes: 100% of HPHS graduates report being employed, in graduate school, or both.

Hear-Ring Lab

U.S. News and World Report lists Speech-Language Pathologists among the “Top 100 Jobs of 2018.”  We invite you to explore our webpage to learn more about the clinically rich preparation provided by the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.