Our program prepares students for careers in audiology, speech-language pathology and deaf education by providing:
A well-rounded curriculum that students can tailor to suit their academic interests,
A diverse and talented faculty,
State of the art facilities,
The opportunity to participate in research projects, and
An excellent foundation for students who wish to pursue graduate work.
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
Early Childhood Educators
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;
Normal and disordered aspects of speech, language, and hearing.
Careers & Career Fields
Head Start Disabilities Coordinator
Teacher of English as a second language
Early Childhood Educator
Medical Sales Representative
Augmentative Communication Systems Sales
Speech Pathology Assistant
American Sign Language Interpreter
Professional certification as a teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing is not available via our program.