Undergraduate Specializations

Our program prepares students for careers in audiology, speech-language pathology and deaf education by providing:

While many of our students opt to pursue graduate studies, many of our undergraduate alumni are pursuing successful careers as
  • Teachers of English as a second language
  • Nurses
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Social Workers
  • And more

Audiology (AUD) students learn about

  • Normal and disordered aspects of speech, language, and hearing;
  • Evaluating and treating hearing disorders; and
  • Rehabilitating individuals with hearing loss.

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) students learn about

  • Normal and disordered aspects of speech, language, and hearing and
  • The evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders.
SLP and AUD students are required to enroll in a course that enables them to complete the 25 hour observation requirement while enrolled at the University. Students who wish to be SLP assistants and AUD assistants still need to obtain 25 hours of clinic experience in order to become licensed. Learn more at the Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation website. 

Deaf Education/Deaf Studies students learn about

  • Deaf culture and the community;
  • Language and speech development in deaf students;
  • Sign communication;
  • Normal and disordered aspects of speech, language, and hearing.
SLHS students

Careers & Career Fields

Head Start Disabilities Coordinator
Teacher of English as a second language
Teacher’s aide
Youth worker
Early Childhood Educator
Special Educator
Literacy Educator
Substitute Teacher
Technical consultant
Medical Sales Representative
Augmentative Communication Systems Sales
Science Writer
Textbook Publisher
Speech Pathology Assistant
Audiology Assistant
Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational Rehabilitator
American Sign Language Interpreter
Social Worker

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Teacher Certification

Professional certification as a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing is not available via our program.