UGA Specific Information for Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders area is concerned with training of speech/language pathologists, audiologists, and teachers of the hearing impaired. The bachelor’s degree is a general degree that will prepare students to work in many areas or to apply to graduate school. Students who wish to work as licensed and certified speech-language pathologists must complete additional training after the bachelor¹s degree. To obtain full professional credentials and certification from the Georgia Department of Education, students must obtain a Master¹s degree from an accredited program.  Communication Sciences & Disorders typically leads to a career in Speech Language Pathology, which requires graduate school.

Employers Hiring UGA Communication Sciences and Disorders for the Class of 2016*

Dr. B.O. Edwards Pediatrics | Gwinnett County Public Schools | Marietta City Schools | Sea Island Resorts | Snappy Education | The University of Georgia | The Walt Disney Company

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Communication Sciences and Disorders Majors

Academics Plus Atlanta | Athens Clarke County Schools | Athens Regional Medical Center | Athens Speech & Language Services | Atlanta Ear, Nose, Throat | Atlanta Public Schools | Audiological Consultants of Atlanta | Brooks Rehabilitation Center | Chattanooga ENT | Children's Healthcare of Atlanta | Cobb Pediatric Speech Services | Health South | Prod Pros | Progressive Therapy, Inc. | Speech Care, Inc. | Team Rehab, Inc. | The Emory Clinic | VA Medical Center

Job Titles of UGA Communication Sciences and Disorders Majors for the Class of 2016*

Cast Member | Deaf/Hard of Hearing Support Specialist | English Teacher | ESOL/Science Teacher | Junior Staff | Medical Assistant | Recreational Sports Utility Worker

Possible Job Titles for UGA Communication Sciences and Disorders Majors

Activities Director | Audiologist | Behavioral Specialist | Cognitive Therapist | College Academic Advisor | Family Service Coordinator | Medicaid Eligibility Specialist | Medical Transcriptionist | Observationalist | Occupational Therapist | Pathologist | Placement Specialist | Rehabilitation Aid | Speech Aid | Speech and Hearing Therapist | Speech Language Pathologist | Speech Language Pathologist Aide | Speech Language Tech | Speech Pathologist | Teacher | Teacher Assistant

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Communication Sciences and Disorders Majors for the Class of 2016*

Armstrong State University | Emory University | Georgia State University | Georgia State University-Perimeter College | Marist College | Northwestern University | Rush University | Saint Joseph’s University | Samford University | Texas Christian University | The University of California, Irvine | The University of Central Florida | The University of Georgia | The University of Louisville | The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | The University of South Carolina | The University of West Georgia | Valdosta State University | Vanderbilt Univeristy

UGA Communication Sciences and Disorders Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

Please check out additional Graduate School information

Considerations for grad school

  • Shadowing/Volunteering Hours
  • GRE/GMAT requirements 
  • Personal Statement 
  • Recommendations (from professors and those who have observed you in a related SLP setting)

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET (click on Find Occupations)

Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)

Georgia Career Information Center (accessible only on campus computers)

Career Insider: Vault Guides (Under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)

Candid Career (View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”) 

LinkedIn Find Alumni Tool (search what they do, what they studied, what they're skilled at, where they live, and where they work)

Employment Websites



Professional Associations/Resources

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