Communicative Disorders

Communication is interwoven into nearly every aspect of daily life, so much so that we rarely think twice about what it takes to speak a sentence or hear the lyrics to a song.

The Nicholls Health Sciences Concentration in Communicative Disorders degree is dedicated to assisting the student seeking a career as a speech-language pathologist or audiologist in being accepted to a graduate program which is necessary for national certification and state licensure. The program offers a strong academic foundation. Graduates of the program cite the following  program strengths as key factors in their subsequent graduate school success: the rigor and comprehensiveness of their courses;and the caring and accessible faculty.

Health Sciences Communicative Disorders Curriculum  18-19

Why become a speech-language pathologist or audiologist?

You can make a difference by:

  • helping others with speech-language and hearing impairments,
  • advocating for prevention and service to family and friends, and
  • making a positive difference in people’s lives.

You can also:

  • enjoy a career in an expanding profession,
  • contribute to the development of new techniques and use technology,
  • earn a good living with salary or hourly/contractual options,
  • work as part of a professional team or work independently, and
  • enjoy job flexibility with different work setting options.

Learn more at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Web site.