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. 
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 Nurse 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.