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.



Class of 2020 Career Outcomes for Communication Sciences and Disorders*

** Includes Self-Employed


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

Tip: Join LinkedIn groups that are related to your career interest. Need help finding groups? Check out the Groups You May Like link under the Interests/Groups tab. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined and consider joining them as well. 

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2020 Communication Sciences and Disorders majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Ear, Nose & Throat Institute Audiology/Physical Therapy Technician
Reformed University Fellowship Campus Intern
UGA Wesley Foundation First Year Intern
Walt Disney Company Disney College Program Intern
* denotes no responses received.
*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/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2020 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.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2020 Communication Sciences and Disorders majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Agnes Scott College Pre-Medicine, BAA
Auburn University Communication Disorders, Master's
Boston University Speech Language Pathology, Master's
East Tennessee State Speech-Language Pathology, Master's
George Washington University Speech-Language Pathology, Master's
Georgia Southern University Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master's; Science and Communications Disorders, Master's; Speech Language Pathology, Master's; Speech-Language Pathology, Master'
Georgia State University Communication Disorders, Master's; Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master's; Communication Studies and Disorders, Master's; Speech Language Pathology, Master's; Speech-Language Pathology, Master's
NA Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master's
Samford University Speech Language Pathology, Master's
University of Georgia Communication Science and Disorder, Master's; Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master's; Education in Speech Language Pathology, Master's; Natural Resources - Policy and Sustainability, Master's; Social Work, Master's; Speech Language Pathology, Master's; Speech-Language Pathology, Master's
University of South Carolina Speech Language Pathology, Master's; Speech-Language Pathology, Master'
University of South Florida Audiology, PhD
University of Tennessee- Knoxville Speech and Language Pathology, Master's
University of Tennessee- Memphis Speech Pathology, Master's
University of West Georgia Speech Language Pathology, Master's; Speech Pathology, Master's; Speech Pathology, 0; Speech-Language Pathology, Master's
Valdosta State University Speech Language Pathology, Master's; Speech-Language Pathology, PhD
Vanderbilt University Speech-Language Pathology, Master's
Western Carolina University Communication Sciences and Disorders, Master's
* denotes no responses received.