I encourage students to be involved in all aspects of the research process and think about our research as a piece of a larger puzzle.—Assistant Professor Ellyn Riley, Communication Sciences and Disorders
About the College of Arts and Sciences
The founding college of Syracuse University remains at the center of undergraduate learning. The College is divided into the natural sciences and mathematics, the humanities, and the social sciences, with the lattermost offered in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
CoursesAt the undergraduate level, you will not specialize in either speech-language pathology or audiology; the degree is a general one in communication sciences and disorders. However, flexibility in the program does allow students to pursue any specific interests within the field. Sample courses include:
- Fundamentals of Hearing Sciences
- Cognitive Neuroscience of Speech and Language
- Aural Rehabilitation
- Speech-Language Pathology in School Settings
Practical ExperienceIn addition to coursework, the CSD major provides extensive field and extracurricular opportunities so students can get hands-on experience in the industry.
- Sharpen your clinical skills by observing diagnosis and treatment of clients with a wide variety of disorders.
- Through the preschool screening program, gain experience identifying children who may be at risk for speech, language, or hearing problems.
Study AbroadBroaden your perspective and enhance your resume with a study abroad experience during your college years. Consistently ranked among the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse Abroad has more than 100 programs in 60 countries.
Life After Syracuse UniversityIn addition to becoming a speech pathologist or audiologist, you can use your skills to:
- Administer or manage agencies, clinics, or private practices
- Engage in research to enhance knowledge about human communication processes
- Develop new testing methods and equipment
- Establish effective treatment programs