Communication Disorders Major

Degree Granted
BS
Degree Level
Undergraduate
Location
Garden City

Prepare for a fulfilling career making a difference in the lives of children and adults with communication disorders.

Why Earn a Degree in Communication Disorders?

Gain pre-professional training in speech-language and hearing disorders. While most students go on to earn a graduate degree and become speech-language pathologists or audiologists, others pursue careers in education or special education, linguistics, science, healthcare, or administration.

Why Major in Communication Disorders at Adelphi?

  • Benefit from hands-on experience in clinical practice and research at the on-site Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders, something few other universities offer.
  • Receive personal attention from distinguished faculty, who are relentlessly dedicated to supporting student success.
  • Join a thriving on-campus community of like-minded individuals with countless opportunities for professional development, networking and community service.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Communication Disorders?

Most students go on to earn a graduate degree and become speech-language pathologists or audiologists. Others pursue careers in education or special education, linguistics, science, healthcare or administration.

$70,750* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2020
the average annual salary of our 2020 baccalaureate graduates—that’s 28% higher than the national average
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2020

Adelphi’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) chapter has given me some of the best connections I have made in my undergraduate career. It offers social, fundraising and leadership-based activities that helped me grow along with my classmates.

Leila Afati ’20 Communication disorders major, NSSLHA chapter president

Certification Information

Our program provides the opportunity to work toward one or more of the following certifications to expand your career opportunities:

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Develop your clinical skills at the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders, a full-service speech and hearing center for individuals of all ages, abilities and ethnicities. Here you will have the opportunity to observe and work with clients diagnosed with aphasia, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, delayed language development, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, articulation disorders and more.

Adelphi students work with children with speech or language difficulties.

Our Research Labs

Students are encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects in one of our seven research labs focused on speech-language pathology and communication disorders.

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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