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Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Degrees Available at SIUE

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at SIUE

Undergraduate courses in speech-language pathology and audiology provide students with a scientific background for understanding communication disorders. Students acquire knowledge in speech and hearing science, normal processes and the development of speech, language and hearing. Students also study disorders of speech, language and hearing, review assessment methods and procedures in communication disorders and engage in a clinical practicum experience through their senior assignment.

The faculty of the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program foster students’ ability to understand and meet professional responsibilities by modeling respect and value for diversity. Students create and engage in practices that develop awareness, understanding, respect, and a valuing of the forms of diversity that exist in society and their importance in learning and working with a variety of individuals. The program of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is dedicated to supporting all students regardless of their economic or social status and advocates for the rights of students free from discrimination based on race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, ability or age.

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers available for students with an undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Many of our students pursue a graduate degree in speech-language pathology or audiology which leads to certification and the opportunity to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist.

Other graduates of our program have pursued graduate degrees in related areas such as teaching, college student personnel, instructional technology and chiropractic medicine. Likewise, students who do not pursue graduate school are prepared for careers in private business and industry including augmentative and alternative communication sales, assistive technology, medical sales, medical publications, research, or hearing aid dispensing.

The field of speech-language pathology and audiology is broad and there are many opportunities to further support and expand students’ experiences. Students are encouraged to pursue minors and take elective courses that will establish a strong science and liberal arts background. Complementary minors include psychology, linguistics, foreign language, and health science, among others. Diverse academic experiences can provide students with a competitive edge in graduate school and in the workforce.

speech path
Kathryn Brady, Ph.D.,
2009, University of Missouri, Columbia

Steffany M. Chleboun, Ph.D.,
2006, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Jaime Henderson, M.S., CCC-SLP,
Clinic Coordinator

Marie Klopfenstein, Ph.D.,
2012, University of Louisiana - Lafayette

James V. Panico, Ph.D.,
2005, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Patti Awalt, M.S., CCC-SLP,  
Clinical Instructor
Tedd Masiongale, M.A., CCC-SLP, 
Clinical Instructor

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