WHAT IS COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS?
A major in communication sciences and disorders provides students with a foundation for careers helping children and adults to overcome difficulties related to speech, language and hearing. In this program, students learn about how the ability to communicate develops –including how the brain and the speech and hearing mechanisms function to support the acquisition of speech, language, social communication and cognition. Students review the array of communication disorders that can affect individuals over a lifetime, learning about diagnosis and treatment. This pre-professional degree will prepare you to successfully enter clinical or research graduate programs in areas such as audiology, speech-language pathology, cognitive science or education.
WHY STUDY COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS AT UNH?
As a student in the communication sciences and disorders program at UNH, you will learn about speech, language and hearing disorders through engagement in coursework, clinical observation and research. Approximately 60 students per year are accepted into the program and this class size allows students to develop close connections with their peers as well as the faculty. Faculty have diverse professional and academic backgrounds and are committed to providing a supportive learning environment. Students are encouraged to fully engage in the university community and to take advantage of the organizations, study abroad programs, athletics and other opportunities available to them.
- Speech-language pathologist
- Special education teacher
- Teacher of the deaf
- Cognitive scientist