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Introduction to Our Department

Are you considering a career in speech-language pathology or audiology? Our department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech pathology and audiology and a Master of Arts degree in speech-language pathology.

The B.A. program in Speech Pathology and Audiology prepares students for graduate study in the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. Within the context of a liberal arts education, the curriculum provides students with fundamental knowledge of basic communication processes and typical and atypical speech, language, and hearing. Although graduate study is required to practice as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist, there are interesting career options for a B.A. degree in our department. The foundation in rehabilitation of communication disorders can lead to careers in community outreach, public health, education, technical careers such as hearing aid dispensing, or even in the development and promotion of commercial products related to our field.

The M.A. program in Speech-Language Pathology prepares students for professional careers as speech-language pathologists. As an accredited program by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, graduates meet the academic and clinical education standards established by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and the New York State License in Speech-Language Pathology granted by the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Our graduates pursue professional careers in a wide variety of clinical and educational settings in which they provide services to individuals across the lifespan with a wide range of speech, language and hearing disorders.

Graduate student clinicians provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to children and adults residing in the Bronx and in neighboring communities through our Speech and Hearing Center, and there are volunteer opportunities for undergraduates as well. In addition, students enrolled in the undergraduate and graduate programs have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects conducted by the faculty and are encouraged to present research findings at local, state, and national professional meetings.

The Department seeks to instill in students, the ability to think analytically, the understanding and use of emerging technology as it relates to the professions of speech-language pathology, and the importance of lifelong learning.

Statement of Nondiscrimination

Herbert H. Lehman College is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage or citizenship, military or veteran status, or status as victim of domestic violence in its student admissions, employment, access to programs, & administration of educational policies.

Mrs. Dawn Ewing-Morgan is the College affirmative action officer, coordinator for Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in federally assisted education programs, & coordinator for the Age Discrimination Act, which prohibits age discrimination in federally assisted education programs. Her office is located in Shuster Hall, Room 352 & her telephone number is (718) 960-8111. She is also the College coordinator for the Americans with Disabilities Act & Section 504, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. For more information, visit the Office of Disability Services.