Careers in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Communication Sciences and Disorders concentration prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology. These are the primary career paths, however the interdisciplinary foundations also prepare the students for graduate study in neuroscience, linguistics, social work, education, health care and public health. The professional credential for speech-language pathology and audiology is the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). It is a nationally recognized professional credential that represents a level of excellence in these two disciplines.
For more information on undergraduate study of communication sciences and disorders: https://www.asha.org/Students/undergraduate-students/
Speech-language pathologists and audiologists are trained in human communication and disorders across the lifespan and thus, are prepared to work in a number of settings:
- Health care
- Private practice
To learn more about job opportunities, please visit: https://www.asha.org/students/learn-about-the-csd-professions/
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language and hearing scientists; speech language pathology support personnel; and students.
The Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (TAASLP) is the professional organization for audiologists and speech-language pathologists across the state of Tennessee.
The Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional organization for speech-language pathologists and audiologists across the state of Kentucky.