Seeking a major that can lead to a fulfilling career? Consider a degree in speech language pathology. Geneva College’s major in communication disorders, a speech therapy degree program, is your first step toward the training and credentials you’ll need. Our uniquely Christian approach to this field is based on the idea of reflecting the compassion of Jesus as you bring hope and healing into the lives of people who are speech impaired.
Earning a speech pathology bachelor’s degree in this program will help you gain the knowledge and skills needed for a satisfying career in the field. But it is also excellent preparation for graduate school – a natural step in making the most of your degree.
In the past 10 years, 96 percent of our graduates have been accepted into graduate schools across the country, including Pennsylvania State University, Ithaca College, Baylor University, University of Pittsburgh, Loyola University, Bloomsburg University, Towson University and Clarion University.
The small class sizes in our speech therapy degree program foster a positive, productive atmosphere and lots of one-to-one time with faculty as you explore speech, language, voice, swallowing and fluency disorders, and the methods of their treatment in those areas.
Some of the classes you might take in the program include:
In addition to completing the core requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Geneva College, Communication Disorders majors pursuing a degree in speech language pathology will take 36 communication disorders credits, as well as any electives necessary to earn a total of 120 credits. To be fully credentialed in this field, you’ll need to attend graduate school after completing your speech pathology bachelor’s degree.
A degree in speech language pathology can lead you to a rewarding career with a variety of places where you can put your expertise to work: schools, hospitals, nursing homes and clinics, among others. With the right credentials, you can even go into private practice.
Interested in majoring in Communication Disorders at Geneva College? Just fill out the form on this page, and we’ll send you more information.
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