About this Program
- Pre-professional undergraduate program prepares students to work as clinical aides to communication disorders specialists working in a variety of human service and healthcare settings.
- Robert F. Pierce Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is located on campus.
- Smaller class sizes allow for more individual attention.
- Opportunity to participate in research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Students gain valuable connections and knowledge, collaborating with faculty and peers.
- The graduate program is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Bachelor's Degree Careers
Note: Your major does not limit you to one career. By earning a bachelor's degree you are gaining a variety of skills that employers are seeking.
- Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
- Developmental Trainee at autism day treatment services
- Early Childhood Language Facilitator
- Intake Coordinator at a child and family center
- Health Advisor
Graduate School Options
- Speech Language Pathology
- Social Work
- Deaf Education
- Special Education
Master's Degree Careers
Note: To practice as a Speech- Language Pathologist you must obtain a master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders for licensure and certification.
- Speech Language Pathology (school, hospital, nursing home, private practice)
- Early Intervention in Deaf Education
- Higher Education Position (instructor, clinical instructor)
- Rehabilitation Counseling
- Early Intervention in Special Education
- Academic/Health Care Administrator
Admissions and Scholarships
Students in CEHSP are eligible to apply for more than 100 scholarships each academic year typically totaling $120,000 annually. For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit the CEHSP scholarship webpage.
Communication Sciences & Disorders students have the ability to apply for five scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 each.
Freshman and transfer students are admitted to UMD as Pre-Communication Sciences & Disorders students. Students who have completed the lower division requirements and obtain a 3.00 cumulative GPA (including transfer work) are moved to the full CSD major and allowed to take upper level courses.
- Actively conduct research
- Specialties in: aphasia, augmentative and alternative communication stuttering, voice, language development and disorders, articulation, phonology, phonetics, and audiology