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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 and Audiologists among the “Top 100 Jobs of 2019.”  We invite you to explore our webpage to learn more about the clinically rich preparation provided by the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.