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 (AHCD) Concentration Curriculum 2016-2017


Scholarship Recipients Spring 2013 (2)

David's Apple Team with COMD 330 Neuro Class

NSSHLA members with David Adams, Brittani Holland and Dr. Scott Rubin, who presented on Nov. 6, 2013, on David’s Apple, an aphasia advocacy group.



Rose Shuff of Aphasia with NSSHLA Spring 2013NSSHLA members with Rose Shuff and Tori Lay who presented on the Aphasia Advocacy Center in Lafayette on March 20, 2013.






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.