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Communication Sciences and Disorders

Major Information

Georgia Southern University’s undergraduate degree program offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in communication sciences and disorders. The communication sciences and disorders major provides preparation in the normal processes of communication and its development, as well as in the identification and treatment of communication disorders for students whose career interests include audiology and speech-language pathology. In addition, the communication sciences and disorders major provides a broad foundation in normal and disordered aspects of speech, language and hearing for students who are interested in pursuing careers in disciplines such as deaf education, speech science, hearing science, special education and child development.

General Information

Degree(s) Offered:

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders 
  • Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Sample Occupations

  • Speech-Language Pathologist*
  • Audiologist*
  • Deaf Education
  • Speech Science
  • Hearing Science
  • Special Education
  • Child Development 
  • Audiometric Assistant 
  • Interpreter for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Neuropsychologist* 
  • Research Assistant 
  • Occupational Therapist* 
  • Classroom Support Staff
  • Housing Support Staff
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • Speech-Language Assistant 
  • Speech-Language Consultant* 
  • Educational Advocate
  • Hearing Aid Salesperson
  • Testing Equipment Salesperson
  • College Professor*
  • Teacher of Hearing Impaired Students
  • Tutor
  • Certification Case Manager
  • Communication Assistant
  • Outcomes Resource Services Manager 
  • Policy Analyst

Sample Work Settings

  • Pediatric Therapy Offices
  • Speech Therapy Services
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospitals (General and Pediatric) 
  • Public School Systems (K-12) 
  • Private School Systems (K-12) 
  • Clinics (Private and Public)
  • University Clinics 
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Physician Offices  
  • Publishing Companies 
  • Private Rehabilitation Companies 
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities

Sample Employers

  • Memorial Health 
  • HCA Healthcare
  • HealthPRO Management Services
  • United States Air Force
  • Hilton Head Hearing
  • American Hearing Aid Associates
  • United States Department of Veteran Affairs
  • United States Navy
  • Charleston ENT & Allergy
  • Valdosta State University
  • Chatham County Public Schools
  • Beltone
  • Beaufort County Schools

Connecting Majors, Skills, and Occupations

  • View learning outcomes associated with your major in the Georgia Southern Academic Catalog:

Georgia Southern Academic Catalog

  • Explore the connection between occupations and skills in O*Net:

www.onetonline.org

  • Use Handshake to upload your résumé and explore internships and jobs. For more information:

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

Internet Resources

To explore values, interests, and skills:

FOCUS 2

bit.ly/focuscareer 

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – $18

www.georgiasouthern.edu/ocpd

To explore occupational outlooks and salaries:

National Compensation Survey

www.bls.gov/ncs/

National Association of College and Employers (NACE)

http://naceweb.org/salary_survey/data/

Salary.Com 

www.salary.com

Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language Hearing Association 

https://www.asha.org/

Georgia Speech-Language Hearing Association 

https://gsa.memberclicks.net/?orgId=gsa

Georgia Professional Standards Commission 

https://www.gapsc.com/

National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association 

https://www.asha.org/nsslha/

Georgia Southern Student Organizations

National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association 

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) – Student Chapter

RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program

Last updated: 7/26/2022