Speech Communication Disorders: B.S.Ed. - Bachelor of Science in Education
Help bring the gift of communication to those who need it. This undergraduate major is a first step to a career as a speech-language pathologist, an audiologist, a deaf educator or a speech, voice or hearing scientist.
At a Glance
B.S.Ed. - Bachelor of Science in Education
Speech Communication Disorders
Best Suited To
Current UVA undergrads or transfers from external institutions.
For a clinical career as a speech-language pathologist or as an audiologist, graduates of this Bachelor's program enter into further study in a graduate degree program.
- Full Time
2 academic years after admission into the program
- Current UVA undergraduates: Feb. 1
- Students transferring from another institution: Mar. 1
About This Program
The undergraduate major in Speech Communication Disorders at the University of Virginia introduces students to the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology and provides pre-professional learning experiences to prepare students for graduate studies in either profession by emphasizing math, biological and behavioral sciences, basic human communication sciences and critical thinking.
This major leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Speech Communication Disorders.
The undergraduate curriculum prepares students to choose from three career paths at the graduate level:
- Speech-language pathology
- Speech and hearing science
- Students must transfer into this program and are invited to apply to this program as second-year student at UVA or if transferring from another institution.
- Completion of an accredited graduate program is required for American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification, state licensure, and professional practice in audiology or speech-language pathology.
- Graduates with an undergraduate major in Speech Communication Disorders also go on to careers in other fields requiring good analytical and communication skills as well as a solid grounding in behavior science.