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Prepare for a great career
When you’re a student in WMU's Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, you will experience unique academic, research and clinical opportunities, preparing you to be part of the next generation of speech, language and hearing professionals.
The fields of audiology and speech-language pathology are both highly ranked in US News and World Reports’ listing of healthcare jobs. The employment rate is rising in both fields and both career paths offer a wide range of work environments. These are good paying careers that are highly rewarding and highly impactful.
- Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (B.S.)
- American Sign Language Studies (minor)
- Speech and Hearing Processes (minor)
Grad program prerequisites
What is an Audiologist?
Audiologists are health care professionals who can help prevent, diagnose and treat hearing and balance disorders for people of all ages, from infants to older adults.
What is an SLP?
Speech-language pathologists are experts in communication who work with individuals of all ages and treat many types of communication and swallowing problems.
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Part-time instructional opportunities
To be considered for part-time instructional positions, please submit a resume and cover letter stating the courses you are interested in teaching. Email your packet to Dr. Laura DeThorne, chair of the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences.
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