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UK College of Health Sciences

Communication Sciences and Disorders

some facts about us

  • $73k
    median annual salary (National Median Pay, U.S. BLS)
  • 21%
    job growth (2018-28, U.S. BLS)
  • 100%
    licensing exam pass rate

Communication Sciences and Disorders

A degree in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) from the College of Health Sciences offers many unique and diverse opportunities for those wanting a career in the broad field of healthcare. Through our undergraduate and graduate CSD programs, you will be uniquely qualified to pursue a rewarding clinical career in speech-language pathology or audiology, as well as related careers in education, healthcare and rehabilitation. Our programs also prepare you to seek advanced degrees in fields spanning the sciences underlying speech, language, and hearing. Speech-language pathologists are clinical specialists who diagnose and treat individuals throughout the life span experiencing speech, voice, language, feeding, or swallowing disorders in settings ranging from educational school environments, to hospital and rehabilitation centers, and to private practice. Similarly, audiologists are healthcare professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and treatment of balance, hearing, and other auditory disorders.