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 2022 Career Outcomes for Communication Sciences and Disorders*

** Includes Self-Employed


Campus Resources


Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

Considerations for Graduate School

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

Career Consultant Weekly Satellite Hours: Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30pm, Aderhold Hall 614

Daily Career Center Drop-In Hours: (staffed by Career Center graduate assistants and student interns)

  • In-Person: Mondays – Thursdays, 11 am – 2 pm in Clark Howell Hall (2nd Floor)
  • Virtual: Fridays, 11 am – 2 pm, career.uga.edu/appointments

Individual Career Consulting Appointments: Schedule online through Handshake or by calling 706-542-3375

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)

Firsthand (Company rankings/profiles, industry career guides, and advice articles)

Candid Career (Recorded informational interviews of professionals in specific careers) 

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 2022 Communication Sciences and Disorders majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 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)
Aaron Nowak Not Specified
Atlanta Speech School Extended Day Teacher
Chicago Speech Therapy Speech Therapy Practice Associate
Gwinnett County Public Schools Paraprofessional
Hall County Schools Speech Language Pathologist Aid
Peach State Academy Assistant Teacher
Primrose Schools Teacher
The Navigators EDGE Mentor
Young Life Staff Associate
* 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 2022 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.

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

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 Class of 2022 Communication Sciences and Disorders majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 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)
Auburn University Speech Pathology, Degree Not Specified
East Georgia State College Nursing, MA
Eastern New Mexico University Communication Sciences and Disorders, Degree Not Specified
George Washington University Speech Language Pathology, MA
Georgia College and State University Speech Language Pathology, BS/MS
Georgia Southern University Communication Sciences and Disorders, MS
Georgia State University Communication Sciences and Disorders, MEd
Georgia State University Communication Sciences and Disorders, MS
Georgia State University Program and Degree Not Specified
Georgia State University Speech Language Pathology, MEd
Indiana University Bloomington Speech Language Pathology, MA
Medical University of South Carolina Speech Language Pathology, MS
Rush University Speech Language Pathology, MS
Samford University Speech-Language Pathology, MS
Samford University Speech-Language Pathology, MS
Samford University Speech-Language Pathology, MS
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville Speech Language Pathology, MS
The University of Texas Speech Language Pathology, MS
University of Georgia Communication Sciences and Disorders, MEd
University of Georgia Speech Language Pathology, MA
University of Georgia Speech Language Pathology, MEd
University of Georgia Speech-Language Pathology, MEd
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Program and Degree Not Specified
University of North Georgia Non-Degree
University of South Carolina at Columbia Speech-Language Pathology, MS
University of South Florida Communication Sciences and Disorders, SLP
University of South Florida Speech-Language Pathology, Degree Not Specified
University of Texas at San Antonio Program and Degree Not Specified
University of West Georgia Communication Disorders, MEd
University of West Georgia Speech-Language Pathology, MEd
University of West Georgia Speech-Language Pathology, MEd
University of West Georgia Speech-Language Pathology, MEd
University of West Georgia Speech-Language Pathology, MEd
University of West Georgia Speech-Language Pathology, MEd
University of West Georgia Speech-Language Pathology, MEd
Valdosta State University Communication Disorders, MEd
Valdosta State University Communication Disorders, MEd
Valdosta State University Speech and Language Pathology, MS
* denotes no responses received.